BT010516B  
     
   

Blue/yellow Dragon HM PK

(XXX, Indonesia)
X


Yellow HM PK

(Eugenio Fornasiero, Italy)
 
Darkbody Red HM PK
(Michel Stokkelaar, NL)
X
Darkbody Red
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Darkbody blue/yellow HM PK

F1
(Eugenio Fornasiero, Italy)
X
Dame:
Red HM PK
F1, BT221015B
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
 

 

 
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The Sire is a (metallic) blue/yellow HM PK was a kind gift of Eugenio Fornasiero from Italy with a nice bodyshape. The caudal fin has an impressive spread of >180 degrees with a smooth appearance and straight outer rays. The dorsal fin has a nice volume and the front is nicely directed forward. he anal is a bit too long. The ventral fins have a single tips with a good volume. Interestingly, the yellow mother of the Sire comes from Eugenio's dalmatian line. The Dame is a cambodian-based extended red with a strong body, smooth topline and balanced finnage. She might be carrying orange as two of her siblings where orange.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be HMPK. Colorwise there likely will be dark- and lightbody reds with with a chance of and orange and yellow to pop-up. Considering the background of the male there is a good chance of some iridescent wash.  

   
 
 
   

01/05/16: The pair spawned.
02/05/16: The fry hatched, seems like a big spawn.
04/05/16: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
05/05/16: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
25/05/16: 4 weeks old. There is a nice mix of dark- and lightbodied fry.

   
   
   

29/06/16: The fry is now 9 weeks old. There are dark- and lightbodied red and orange fish. Some show quite some blue iridescence.

   
   
   

22/07/16: 12 weeks old, overview of the grow-out tank.

   
   
   

09/08/16: 14 weeks old. Love these fish!

   
   
   

21/0/16: Four brothers, now 21 weeks old.

   
   
         
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