BT151208  
     
 
 
   
Royal blue blue HM PK

(Preecha Ammara, Thailand)
X
Copper HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Black dragon HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Metallic steel blue HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Het
Melano marble HM PK
F1, BT250708B
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Black lace HM PK
F1, BT270508
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a heterozygous metallic steel blue based melano HM PK (with some marbling on the head) with a thick body and a strong peduncle. The finnage is nicely balanced with a strong caudal, pretty parallel anal and a broad-based dorsal. The Dame is a black lace based fish which popped up from a cross between my metallic and dragon line.  The Dame has a nearly perfect caudal, a nice parallel anal but the dorsal base is a bit too small. The broad-based dorsal of the male might improve this in the offspring. Interestingly, the mother of the sire is related to both parents of the Dame as they share the same grandfather. Further both Granddames are half-sisters sharing the same mother.
The offspring (F1) will be HM PK. Hopefully some broad dorsaled offspring will pop up. The offspring probably will be either heterozygous or homozygous metallic steel blue. There is chance that black based offspring will pop up. 

   
 
 
     
   

15/12/08: The pair spawned!
16/12/08: The fry hatched.
19/12/08: Fry in the free-swimming stage. The Sire was removed.
20/12/08: The fry is feeding well on BBS.
17/01/09: The fry is feeding well on tubifex and BBS. A few fry has swimbladder problems but they seem to overcome this problem.
20/01/09: The fry is now 5 weeks old, made some pictures:

   
   
   

16/02/09: The fry is now 9 weeks old. They show a clear metallic influence. The dorsal base of most of the fry is too small but some of them are quite broad-based:

   
   
   

05/03/09: Jarred 4 males of this spawn, here two pictures:

   
   
   

13/03/09: 4 young males:

   
 
 
         
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