BT150713  
     
 
 
   
Darkbody orange HM PK
(Arie de Koning, NL)
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Red DT PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Darkbody red HM PK

(Matthias Polzin, Germany)
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Red combtail
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Red HM PK
F1, BT130912
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
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Dame: Red HM PK
AK100412
(Arie de Koning, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is an cambodian-based extended red HMPK from the best red spawn I have had in my fishroom so far. He shows a strong body, thick peduncle and a smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline. The finnage is nicely balanced with a good D-shaped caudal fin with sharp corners, a broad-based dorsal fin and a pretty parallel anal fin. The Dame is an cambodian-based extended red HMPK with an interesting mixed background. Her mother descents from one an outcross of my red HMPK line to a crowntail  (BT120711) which then was crossed back to a HMPK by my friend Arie de Koning. 
With this cross I hope to get offspring with an intense red color (without too much underlying black scaling and blue iridescence). Further I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline, balanced finnage in the offspring.
The offspring (F1) will be lightbody extended red iridescent HMPKs.   

   
 
 
   

15/07/13: The pair spawned.

   
   
   

16/07/13: The fry hatched. Seems to be a small spawn.
18/07/13: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
19/07/13: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS, looks like a big spawn!
12/08/13: 4 weeks old. The spawn was split over two spawning tanks to promote the growing process. As expected all fry are lightbodied.
25/08/13: 6 weeks old. Spotted some great dorsals!

   
   
   

25/08/13: 8 weeks old. The fry of both spawning tanks were combined again into one bigger grow-out.

   
   
   

30/09/13: 12 weeks old.

   
   
   

05/11/13: The fry is now 15 weeks old. I have divided this spawn over two grow-out tanks based on their size, to get an impression of how many there are left here a picture of both tanks:

   
   
   

02/12/13: The fry is now 20 weeks old. Jarred several males. Here a picture of two of them:

   
   
   

24/12/13: Two males now 23 weeks old:

   
   
   

20/01/14: Two males now 27 weeks old:

   
   
   

16/03/14: Two males now 35 weeks old:

   
   
   

10/03/14: Three fish of this spawn were send to the 1th European IBC Convention in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Two of them won a prize.
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1st Halfmoon Shortfin Male (All colors)
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2nd Halfmoon Shortfin Male (All colors)

   
   

15/04/14: 2 fish of this spawn were send to the 5th Betta Freaks Show @ Interkoi2014, Kalkar, Germany. One of them won a prize.
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2nd Halfmoon plakat male class - Unicolor

   
   

03/08/15: The male previously posted above is now 2 years and 3 weeks old and still going strong!

   
         
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