BT111106  
     
 
 
       
Metallic royal blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
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Metallic steel blue PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
       
 
 
   
Sire: Royal blue HM PK
F2, BT110306
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
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Dame: Metallic blue PK
F2, BT110306
(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 metallic blue but I find it difficult to determine if she is turquoise of royal blue based.
The offspring (F3) will be HM PK with a chance of getting DT PKs. I'm quite sure both parents are carrying metallic, but don't know if they are hetero- or homozygotic metallics.

The Sire is also father of: BT081206 & BT080107.

   
 
 
   

11/10/06: Pair spawned, a big amount of eggs are there.
12/10/06: The eggs hatched. Seems like a pretty big spawn (~50).

14/10/06: Youngsters in free-swimming stage. Removed the Sire.
15/10/06: Fry is feeding already well on microworms and artemia/BBS.

   
   

03/12/06: Made a picture of the fry now 3 weeks old:

   
   

04/12/06: Moved the fry to a bigger grow-out. Looks like there are still >50. I spotted several DTs again.

   
   

06/01/07: Fry now 8 weeks old and are feeding on blood worms, black mosquito larvea and artemia. Some show signs of swimbladder disorder but I have good hopes they will grow over this. Made some pictures of two singletail youngsters:

   
   
   

07/01/07: Seperated the a dominant male from the grow-out, in order to give the other males a better chance to develop:

   
   

18/02/07: Seperated 4 more males with a nice potential:

   
 
 
   

08/04/07: There are about 4 males and 3 females left from this spawn. I especially like the following male:

   
         
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