BT010516C+BT140516  
     
   
Orange dalmatian HM PK
(Eugenio Fornasiero, Italy)
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Red HM PK

(Eugenio Fornasiero, Italy)
 
Darkbody Red HM PK
(Michel Stokkelaar, NL)
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Darkbody Red
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Orange dalmatian HM PK

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

 

 
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The Sire is a orange dalmatian HM PK was a kind gift of Eugenio Fornasiero from Italy. He has a very strong body with a smooth topline. The caudal fin has a nice D-shape but ideally could be a bit bigger. He has a nice broad dorsal, parallel anal fin and voluminous ventrals with a single tip. The Dame is a darkbodied orange HMPK which popped up from one of my red HMPK spawns. She has a nice torpedo-shaped body, with a nice broad-based dorsal, parallel anal fin and D-shaped caudal.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage. In addition I hope to see the dalmatian pattern back.
The offspring (F1) likely will be darkbody and cambodian-based red and orange HMPKs with a chance of  DTPK to pop up. In addition there will be a good chance of dalmatians. Some fish might show some iridescent wash.

The Dame is also Mother of: BT290516.

   
 
 
   

01/05/16: The pair spawned, very big clutch of eggs in the nest.
02/05/16: The fry hatched but the male ate a lot of the eggs so a relatively small spawn left.
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.

Because there were only a few fry in the first spawn, I made a second attempt:
14/05/16: The pair spawned, very big clutch of eggs in the nest.
15/05/16: As the male started to eat the eggs again I took the male out and left the female to take care of the nest. The fry hatched and the female took over without any problems.
17/05/16: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the female.
18/05/16: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.

17/06/16: Moved the fry to a bigger tank and added both spawns together from here I will refer to the fry as BT010516C.
29/06/16: The fry is now 9 weeks old. There are dark- and lightbodied red and orange fish with a varying degree of iridescence. Interesingly, some start to show some dalmatian spots. There are also several DTPKs.

   
   
   

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

   
   
   

09/08/16: 14 weeks old. Some very interesting colors!

   
   
   

21/09/16: Four dalmatian brothers, now 21 weeks old.

   
   
   

19/10/16: Two siblings, 25 weeks old!

   
   
   

31/12/16: Darkbody orange dalmatian female, now 35 weeks old.

   
       
   

05/03/17: Extremely proud to see my son Storm and one of my darkbody orange dalmatian HMPK males in a commercial on Dutch national television!

   
 

 

 
         
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