(Metallic) blue HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)

(Arie de Koning, NL)
Sire: Royal blue HM PK

(Iven Betta, Singapore)
Dame: Metallic (royal) blue HM PK
(Patrick Hans, Germany)

The Sire is a non-metallic royal blue HMPK from Singapore. This mouth-to-dorsal topline ideally could be slightly smoother. The front rays of the dorsal fin are nicely long and directed forward. Good D-shaped caudal fin with sharp corners. The Dame is a balanced HMPK with a smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline, broad-based dorsal fin, D-shaped caudal and a nicely parallel anal fin. I suspect she is a metallic royal blue based. The Dame was bred by my friend Patrick Hans from Germany and her background is going fully back on my line.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline, balanced finnage. The offspring (F1) will be (metallic) iridescent HMPKs with a chance of marbles popping up.   


15/06/13: The pair spawned.
16/05/13: The fry hatched. Seems to be a small spawn.
18/06/13: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
20/06/13: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
12/08/13: The fry is now 8 weeks old and moved to a bigger grow-out tank.


25/08/13: Two fry now 10 weeks old.


09/09/13: 12 weeks old.


29/09/13: 15 weeks old.


09/10/13: 17 weeks old.


11/11/13: 21 weeks old. Jarred 7 fish of this spawn.


15/12/13: My favorite, now 26 weeks old.


01/01/14: Royal blue HMPK male, now 29 weeks old and defenitely a candidate to become a breeder!


24/01/14: Two more males from this spawn, now 32 weeks old.

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