BT170111  
     
 
 
   
Steel blue HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Steel (blond) HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Teal HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X

Metallic blue HM PK
(Donny Adriaens, Belgium)

   
 
 
   
Sire: Royal blue
HM PK
F1, BT230410
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
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Dame: Metallic blue/red HM PK
F1
(Donny Adriaens, Belgium)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a strong-bodied royal blue HM PK with a nice broad dorsal. His anal is nicely parallel. The caudal has a nice 180 degree spread but the corners of the caudal ideally should be sharper. The Dame is metallic blue HM PK showing some red wash which is bred by my friend Donny Adriaens from Belgium. Her caudal shows a great shape and nicely compensates that of the male. The pedigree of both fish does show some overlap.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, broad dorsals and quality finnage in my iridescent HM PK line.
The offspring (F1) will be metallic blue HM PKs which a chance of melano blacks popping up.

The Sire is also Father of BT010111A.

   
 
 
     
   

17/01/11: The pair spawned!
18/01/11: The fry has hatched!
21/01/11: Fry in the free-swimming stage. The Sire was removed. The fry is already feeding on newly hatched BBS.
25/03/11: The fry is now 10 weeks old.

   
   
   

05/06/11: The youngsters are now 19 weeks old. I kept two melano HMPK males from this spawn and a few females. Here a picture of one of the melano HMPKs:

   
       
         
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