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Spade Tail.


Dorsal Fin


The dorsal fin is slim, rises steeply in the beginning and reaches a point at the end of the first third of the caudal fin.


Evaluation of length  


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

Less than up to the first third of the caudal fin ………….deduct up to 4 points

Dorsal fin reaches beyond the first third of the caudal ...deduct up to 4 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


 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 shape resembles a miners spade.


The upper and lower edges of the caudal fin depart from the body

with a noticeable beginning and are parallel.


The length of the caudal is 5/10 of the body length, the depth

reaches 8/10 of the caudal length.



Evaluation of the length  


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

 4/10 of the body length ………………………...…..…..7 points

 3/10 of the body length ………………………...…..…..3 points

 Less than 3/10 of the body length……………...….….no points

 More than 5/10 of the body length……….deduct up to 3 points


Examples of point deductions for formal defects

  

Caudal height  less than 8/10 of caudal length….deduct up to 5 points

 Upper and lower edges not parallel ……………..deduct up to 3 points

 Defects in caudal fin extension…..…..…………..deduct up to 5 points

 Unequal angles at rear edges ……..…………….deduct up to 3 points

 Rear edge too pointed ……..….….…………… ..deduct up to 10 points

 Rear edges angles too obtuse ..…………………deduct up to 2 points

 Other defects like serrations ……………………..deduct up to 5 points


The height of the caudal is less than the highest body height no points



The total number of deducted points must not exceed 20.



Ideal Body Size 24 mm

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