BT110711  
     
 
 
           
Red HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Red HM PK

(Matthias Polzin, Germany)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Metallic steel blue CT PK

F2
(Marcus Bache, Germany)
X
Dame: Red HM PK
F1, BT051010
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a heterozygous metallic steel blue CTPK and was a gift of Markus Bache from Germany. The Sire has a very strong body and balanced appearance. The reduction in webbing still needs to be improved but already shows a great potential. Interesting to know is the fact that the background of the male shows some relationship to my iridescent HMPK line. The Dame is a red HM PK with  nice broad dorsal from my 100th spawn.
This cross was made to further experiment with CTPKs. I choose a female of my own HMPK line to induce strong body and a broad dorsal. Her finnage shows moderate branching with some slight combtail features.
The offspring (F1) will  most likely will be (metallic) blue/red bicolors. They will be shortfinned with a varying reduction in webbing in the unpaired fins.

The Dame is also mother of: BT200311

   
 
 
     
   

11/07/11: The pair spawned!
12/07/11: The fry hatched.
14/07/11: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
15/07/11: The fry is feeding well on BBS.
30/07/11: The fry is now 3 weeks old. It appears that there are both light- and darkbodied fries. This means that the male also must carry the cambodian trait.

   
   
   

15/08/11: The fry is now 5 weeks old.

   
       
   

05/09/11: The fry is now 8 weeks old.

   
   
   

13/09/11: Made some pictures of the 9 week old fry:

   
 

 
   

09/10/11: Update on the fry now 13 weeks old:

   
 
 
   

25/10/11: Made some pictures of 4 jarred fish of this spawn now 15 weeks old:

   
 
 
   

03/12/11: Two darkbodied red females now 21 weeks old:

   
   
   

02/03/12: Two females now 34 weeks old:

   
   
         
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