The metallic x metallic are much more pigmented than the metallic x bluebelly. Their Melanocytes are significantly retracted due to handling and lighting. In tank the mxm are significantly darker than the mxbb.
They've spent the year outside. Waking up for the spring, they've been fed a few time. I was cleaning their pond and the females sprayed eggs. Spawning in 53F! We had a huge storm come through which kicked them and a bunch of fish in the garage into spawning mode. Did a few specific crosses but very very low fertility at 53F.