Nemo/Galaxy HMPK

(Betta Territory, NL)
Blue/red Koi HMPK

(Betta Territory, NL)
Sire: Nemo/Galaxy Koi HMPK
F1, BT090319
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
Dame: Nemo/Galaxy Koi HMPK

(Breeder unknown, Indonesia)



The Sire is a strong-bodied HMPK with a very interesting colorpattern and contrast. He has a nice broad-based dorsal with pretty good long front rays. The anal fin has a good length and form and the ventrals have a good shape and length. The caudal has a good size but the corners are too rounded (ideally the outer rays should be longer). The Dame is a nemo/galacy koi HMPK which was imported from Indonesia. The dame has a smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline with nicely balanced finnage and a nice colorpattern. 
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, the smooth topline and the balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) likely will be HMPK in a wide variety of colors. I hope to see some candy/nemo koi patterns back.

The Sire is also father of: BT110120B.


16/11/19: The pair spawned.
17/11/19: The fry hatched.
18/11/19: Removed the Sire, the fry has entered the free-swimming stage. 
16/12/19: 2 week old fry feeding well on newly hatched BBS.


22/11/20: Some 10 week old fry of this spawn together with some fry of BT161119B.



01/04/20: The fry are now slightly over 19 weeks old. Most of the fry have turned from their original blue/red color to cellophane and now start to gain koi marble patches.


17/04/20: Impression of the variety in a 'koi' grow-out tank at 22 weeks of age!


15/05/20: Some siblines at 26 weeks of age.


21/06/20: 31 weeks of age.


27/06/20: 32 weeks of age.


17/10/20: My favorite male of the spawn at 48 weeks of age.


Overview of the development of this fish at 26, 31 and 48 weeks of age:

05/12/20: The fish below shows a relative rare phenomenon of Bettas called ocular albinism, a type of albinism leading to a permanent loss of pigment in the eye. By no means this is a desirable trait to fix within a strain but the observations in this video are aimed to provide more information the rare phenomenon of ocular albinism in Bettas.


The same fish at 19 weeks vs. 1 year of age!
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