BT081206  
     
 
 
   
Metallic royal blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Metallic steel blue PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Copper melano HM PK
(Betta Maximus, Thailand)
X
Metallic royal blue PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Royal blue HM PK
F2, BT110306
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Copper/gold HM PK
F1, BT230406
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is without any doubt the best male I have bred so far! He is a royal blue mask HM PK (Blbl) with a strong body, full dorsal and nicely parallel anal. I hope he will pass these characteristics to the next generation. The female is a copper/gold HM PK and carries melano! An interesting fact to know is that the mother of the female used in this spawn is a sibbling of the parents of the male.
The offspring (F1) will be short-finned and there is a good chance of HM PKs. The colors of the youngster will be
50% heterozygous metallic royal blue (Blbl +nm) and 50% heterozygous metallic steel blue (blbl +nm). 50% of the youngsters will also be carrier of melano black.

The Sire is also father of: BT111106 & BT080107.
The Dame is also mother of: BT111106B

   
 
 
   

08/12/06: Pair spawned.
09/12/06: The eggs hatched. Looks like about 15-20 youngsters.
11/12/06: Youngsters in free-swimming stage. Removed the Sire.
12/12/06: Fry is feeding already well on microworms and artemia/BBS.
06/01/07: Youngsters are growing nicely. Half of the fry appear to be lightbodied which is a surprise as it has been some time ago since my lines gave me lightbodied offspring:

   
   
   

07/02/07: The fry is now 5 weeks old. Below a picture of a white/pastel male (left) and a metallic blue female (right):

   
     
         
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