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Royal blue HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Metallic blue/red HM PK

(Donny Adriaens, Belgium)
       
 
 
   
Sire:
Metallic blue HM PK
F1, BT010111A
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Metallic blue HM PK
F1, BT010111A
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a strong-bodied metallic blue HM PK with a nice D-shaped caudal and a matching anal fin. The base of the dorsal (9-ray) ideally could be a bit broader. The Dame is metallic blue HM PK with a strong body and a nice thick peduncle. Her caudal has a good shape and spread, the anal is nicely parallel and the dorsal has a good broad base (12-ray). Based on their phenotype I am not sure whether these fish are metallic royal blue or (metallic) turquoise based.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, broad dorsals and quality finnage in my iridescent HM PK line.
The offspring (F2) will be metallic blue HM PKs which a chance of melano blacks popping up.

   
 
 
   
   

06/08/11: The pair spawned!
07/08/11: The fry hatched.
09/08/11: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
10/08/11: The fry is feeding well on BBS.
16/08/11: The fry is now 10 days old and growing well on BBS.

   
     
   

14/09/11: The fry is now 5,5 weeks old and developing nicely.

   
   

09/10/11: The fry is now 9 weeks and developing nicely in a bigger grow-out. Looks like there are some very nice iridescent colors, 2 blacks, 2 marbles and some fish show a nice broad dorsal base already.

   
 
 
   

19/10/11: The fry is now 10.5 weeks old.

   
 
 
   

03/12/11: The fry is now 17 weeks old.

   
 
 
         
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