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Lyre Tail.


Dorsal Fin


The dorsal fin is slim, rises steeply in the beginning, reaches to a

point at the end of the first third of the caudal  fin  with the tip bent

curved outwards.  


Evaluation of the length :


Up to the end of the first third of the caudal fin ……………………..…5 points

Up to the caudal fin beginning …………….…….……………………....3 points

Less than up to the caudal fin beginning…………………………..1 to 2 points

Dorsal fin reaches beyond the first third of the caudal ...deduct up to 3 points


Examples of point deductions with formal defects


 Not steeply rising at the beginning …....deduct up to 3 points

 Strong serrations or defects ……...…...deduct up to 2 points

 Deviation from the ideal form …….……deduct up to 7 points

 Dorsal not having tip bent outwards …  deduct up to 1 point

       

 The total of the points deducted shall not exceed  8.



The deduction for the same defect is only allowed once.


Caudal Fin


The caudal fin is the approximate shape of a lyre.


The basic form is round and should be 4/10 of the body length and can be colourless.  


The outside fin rays reach 8/10 of the body length with clear,

outwardly curved points.


Evaluation of the length  


 8/10 of the body length ……………….……….….....10 points

 7/10 of the body length ………………….….…….......8 points

 6/10 of the body length …………….…....……...….….5 points

 5/10 of the body length ………………..………...….…2 points

 Less than 5/10 of the body length………………....….no point

 More than 8/10 of the body length….…..deduct up to 3 points


Examples of point deductions for formal defects


Unequal length of the upper or lower swords.

deduction up to 5 points

 Unequal width of the upper and lower swords ..deduct up to 2 points

 swing of swords is not symmetrical …………...deduct up to 5 points

 swing is not distinctive enough …….…………..deduct up to 5 points

 Other defects like serrations ………..………….deduct up to 2 points

 Basic form longer than 4/10 of  the body length deduct up to 2 points

 


 The total number of points deducted may not exceed 20.  


Ideal Body Size 25 mm

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