BT170314A  
     
   
Red HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
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Red HM PK
(Arie de Koning, NL)
 
Darkbody red HM PK
(Eugenio Fornasiero, Italy)
X
Red HM PK
(Arie de Koning, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Red HM PK
F1, BT150713
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
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Dame: Darkbody
red HM PK
F1, BT060713
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a strongbodied cambodian-based red HMPK. He has a smooth topline and balanced appearance. The caudal fin has a >180 degree spread, nice broad-based dorsal (front rays ideally could be a bit longer), and the  anal fin and ventrals are nicely matching the rest of the fish. The Dame is darkbodied red HMPK with a nice strong body (topline could be a bit smoother). The finnage is nicely balanced (D-shaped caudal and parallel anal fin and broad based dorsal). The Dame is a half-sister to the male.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be both dark- as lightbodied red HMPKs with a chance of DTPKs to pop up.

   
 
 
   

17/03/14: The pair spawned. Eggs in the nest.
18/03/14: The fry hatched.
20/03/14: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
22/03/14: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
06/04/14: The fry is now 2 weeks old. Spotted some DTs among the fry.

   
   

12/05/14: The fry is now 8 weeks old. There are both dark- and lightbodied fry.

   
   
   

30/05/14: The fry is now 10 weeks old.

   
 

 
 
   

13/07/14: The fry is now 17 weeks old. There are some promising young males. The topline of some of the males ideally could be a bit smoother.

   
     
   

12/09/14: 25 weeks old.

   
   

26/09/14: Two pictures of a light- and darkbodied male now 27 weeks old. I think there is a good potential in these fish with respect to color and form but the mouth-to-topline does need some work.

   
   
   

10/11/14: 34 weeks old.

   
   
         
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