BT150213B  
     
 
 
   
Metallic steel blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Red HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Black dragon HM PK
(Orientalbettas, Thailand)
X
Metallic blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Blue/red black lace HM PK
F1, BT260512
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Metallic/dragon blue
HM PK
F1, BT200212
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a strong-bodied (metallic?) blue/red HMPK with a nice mouth-to-dorsal topline. He has a broad-based dorsal which is nicely directed forward (first rays could be longer). The caudal fin has a good 180 degree spread but the corners ideally should be sharper. The Dame is a compact and balanced metallic/dragon blue HMPK with an impressive caudal fin and nicely parallel anal fin.  
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline, balanced finnage. The offspring (F1) will be metallic/dragon blue HMPK with a varying degree of red wash. There is a slight chance of lightbodied fish and marbles.

The Dame is also Mother of: BT061012B & BT091112. 

   
 
 
   

14/02/13: The pair spawned.
15/02/13: The fry hatched. The sire is taking an excellent job! Looks like there are >50 fry.
18/02/13: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male. 
19/02/13: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
28/04/13: The fry is now 10 weeks old and developing nicely.

   
   
   

02/05/13: Two young males in the grow-out, now 11 weeks old.

   
   
   

14/06/13: The fry is now 17 weeks old.

   
   
   

21/06/13: Jarred the first males 2 days ago.

   
 
 
   

26/06/13: 2 more males, jarred about 24h ago.

   
   
   

25/08/13: 1 male of this spawn was send to the Holland Betta Show 2013. He did not win a prize.
Made a picture of two young males which are growing out in my dripsystem.

   
   
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