(Arie de Koning, NL)

Darkbody Red HMPK
(Betta Territory, NL)
Yellow HMPK
(Mr. Khunthanet, Thailand)
Darkbody Red HMPK
(Betta Territory, NL)
Darkbody red HMPK
F1, BT020916
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
Dame: Red HMPK

F1, BT061116A
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)



The Sire is strong-bodied extended red HMPK with a nice intense red color and minimal iridescence. The Sire almost is one year old an is maintained his form very well. The caudal has a pretty good D-shape although the edges could be a bit sharper. The dorsal fin has a broad spread but the front rays could be a bit longer and more directed forward. The anal fin is in good proportion to the rest of the finnage and the ventral fins have a single tips with a good volume. The Dame is a cambodian-based extended red (slightly stressed and not showing full color at the picture) with nice long body, broad-based dorsal and balanced finnage. The Dame is a half-sister to the male and share the same mother.
With this cross I hope to fix the intense red color with minimal iridescence, strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be HMPK with a chance of DTPK to pop up. Colorwise there likely will be dark- and lightbody reds with a change of orange to pop up. 


06/08/17: The pair spawned, quite a big clutch of eggs.
07/08/17: Unfortunetaly most of the eggs were eaten by the Sire but looks like about 5-10 fry have hatched.
08/08/17: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
09/09/17: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
16/09/17: 6 weeks old! There are 10 fry left. There are both llight- and darkbodied fry and some are DT. 


15/10/17: Update on the fry, now 10 weeks old!

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