Candy/Nemo Koi HMPK

(Titipark Rittirong, Thailand)
Darkbody red HMPK

(Betta Territory, NL)
Sire: Candy/Nemo koi HMPK

(Breeder unknown)
Dame: Darkbody red HMPK
F1, BT010618
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)



The Sire is a strong-bodied HMPK with a very interesting colorpattern and contrast.  The dorsal nice shape and volume with the front rays nicely directed forward. The anal fin has a good length and form and the ventrals have a good shape and length. The caudal has a good size but the corners are too rounded (ideally the outer rays should be longer). The Dame is full-sibling to the male. She is a darkbodied red with some traces of iridescence. She has a nice long body but ideally the mouth-to-dorsal topline could be smoother. Her finnage uis nicely balanced althouth the corners of the caudal fin ideally could be a bit sharper.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, the smooth topline and the balanced finnage.
The offspring (F2) likely will be HMPK in a wide variety of colors. I hope to see some candy/nemo koi patterns back.


03/03/19: The male build an impressive nest!


04/02/19: The pair spawned.
05/02/19: The fry hatched. Looks like a huge spawn! The Sire is taking excellent care of the fry in the nest.
07/02/19: Removed the Sire.
17/03/19: The fry are now 5 weeks old and developing nicely. They are all darkbodied and I have removed the spawn over two tanks in order to stimulate a better grow-out.


20/04/19: The fry are 11 weeks old and the first fish are starting to marble.

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