BT170313  
     
 
 
           
Metallic steel blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Red
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Blue/red grizzle HM PK

(Alfur Tan, Singapore)
X
Dame: Blue/red HM PK
F1, BT260512
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a strong-bodied (metallic?) blue/red grizzle HMPK with a nice mouth-to-dorsal topline. He has a volumineus dorsal fin of with the first rays are nicely directed forward. Good D-shaped caudal fin with pretty sharp corners. The Dame is long-bodied HMPK with a smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline, broad dorsal fin, D-shaped caudal and a nicely parallel anal fin.  
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline, balanced finnage. The offspring (F1) will be both dark- and lightbodied HMPK with a varying degree of red wash.

The Sire is also Father of: BT040413. 

   
 
 
   

17/03/13: The pair spawned.
18/03/13: The fry hatched. The sire is taking an excellent job! Looks like there are >50 fry.

   
   
   

19/03/13: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.

   
   
   

20/03/13: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
28/04/13: The fry is now 6 weeks old and feeding well on BBS and tubifex.
14/06/13: The fry is 13 weeks old and developing nicely. There are quite some marbles. Culled a few rosetails.

   
   
   

05/08/13: Four recently jarred males, now 18 weeks old.

   
 
 
   

05/08/13: 20 weeks old.

   
 
 
   

13/09/13: Two more males, now 26 weeks old.

   
   
   

01/10/13: Nice female, 28 weeks old.

   
   

07/10/13: Two males and 1 female of this spawn were send to the 4th Betta Freaks Show in Dortmund, Germany. The two males won prices:


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4th M2 Asymmetrical HMPK male class - Marble
- 5th M2 Asymmetrical HMPK male class - Marble

   
   

08/11/13: Potential breeding pair now 34 weeks old.

   
   
   

16/12/13: Potential breeding pair now 34 weeks old.

   
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