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Blue/red black lace HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Metallic blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Blue/red grizzle HM PK
(Alfur Tan, Singapore)
X
(Metallic) blue/red HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Blue/red dragon HM PK
F1, BT150213B
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Metallic blue/red HM PK
F1, BT170313
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a blue/red dragon HMPK with a strong body and smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline. The dorsal fin is nicely directed forward but ideally the base could have been a bit broader. Good D-shaped caudal fin but the corners ideally could be a bit sharper. The has a good length an shape in the front but could be a bit more gradually sloped toward the back. The Dame comes from one of my favorite spawns from 2013. She has a nice long body, smooth topline and balanced finnage. Good D-shaped caudal fin, but the dorsal ideally could be broader. Both fish are nephew and niece as the father of the Sire and the mother of the Dame are siblings.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be both dark- and lightbodied metallic/dragon HMPK with a varying degree of red wash and marbling. 

   
 
 
   
   

11/10/13: The pair spawned. Fry in the nest.
12/10/13: The fry hatched. Seems to be a small spawn.
14/10/13: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
15/10/13: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
12/11/13: The fry is now 5 weeks old and feeding on BBS.

   
   
   

01/01/14: Two young males, 12 weeks old.

   
   
   

24/01/14: Young male, now 15 weeks old.

   
   

17/03/14: 23 weeks old.

   
 
 
   

15/04/14: Five fish (4 males, 1 female) of this spawn were send to the 5th Betta Freaks Show @ Interkoi2014, Kalkar, Germany. Two of them won a prize:
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1st Halfmoon plakat male class - All Other Colors & Best of Show male
- 4th Halfmoon plakat male class - All Other Colors

   
   
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