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(Metallic) blue HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)

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(Arie de Koning, NL)
Blue/red grizzle HM PK

(Breeder unknown, Singapore)
Dame: Metallic (royal?) blue HM PK
(Patrick Hans, Germany)

The Sire is a strong-bodied (metallic?) blue/red grizzle HMPK with a nice mouth-to-dorsal topline. He has a volumineus dorsal fin of with the first rays are nicely directed forward. Good D-shaped caudal fin with pretty sharp corners. The Dame is a balanced HMPK with a smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline, broad-based dorsal fin, D-shaped caudal and a nicely parallel anal fin. I suspect she is a metallic royal blue based. The Dame was bred by my friend Patrick Hans from Germany and her background is going fully back on my line.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline, balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be both dark- and lightbodied HMPK with a varying degree of red wash.

The Dame is also Mother of: BT040413. 


04/04/13: The pair spawned.
05/04/13: The fry hatched. The sire is taking an excellent job! Looks like there are >50 fry.
07/04/13: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
10/04/13: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
28/04/13: The fry is now 4 weeks old and feeding well on BBS.
16/06/13: The fry is now 10 weeks old.


05/08/13: Two recently jarred males, now 18 weeks old.


25/08/13: Found a "swordtail" betta in the growout, now 18 weeks old:

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