BT170314B  
     
   
Royal blue HM PK

(Ivenbettas, Singapore)
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Metallic (royal) blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Metallic blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
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Metallic (royal) blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Metallic steel blue HM PK
F1, BT150613
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
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Dame:
Royal blue HM PK
F1, BT140913
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a metallic steel blue HMPK with a strong body, smooth topline and balanced appearance. The caudal fin has a >180 degree spread. The dorsal,  anal fin and ventrals are nicely matching the rest of the fish. The Dame is a metallic royal blue HMPK with a nice torpedo shaped body, smooth topline and balanced finnage (D-shaped caudal and parallel anal fin although the dorsal fin ideally could be a bit broader at the base). The Dame is a half-sister to the male. The female has a strong body, although her topline ideally could be a bit smoother. She has a nice broad-based doral fin, good caudal spread and nice shaped anal fin.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be (non-)metallic steel blue and royal blue based HMPKs. 

   
 
 
   

17/03/14: The pair spawned. Eggs in the nest.
18/03/14: The fry hatched. Seems to be a small spawn.
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.
13/07/14: 18 weeks old.

   
   
   

12/09/14: Two males, 25 weeks old.

   
   
   

21/12/14: Breeder female, now 40 weeks old. Love her color and overall form.

   
   
   

29/03/15: The royal blue female from above was send to the European IBC convention in Friedrichshafen and became 1st Show Plakat Female, Best of Variety Shortfin Female & Best of Show Female!!

   
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