BT180112A  
     
 
 
   
Darkbody red CT
(Joty Atmadjaja, Indonesia)
X
Cambodian red HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Steel blue CTPK
(Markus Bache, Germany)
X
Cambodian red HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Red Combtail
F1, BT120711
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Red Combtail PK
F1, BT110711
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a darkbodied extended red combtail with a nice strong body and relatively short finnage as compared to his siblings. The reduction in webbing is already ~25% in the three unpaired fins with a varying raysplitting (primary and secundary branching). The Dame is a darkbodied red combtail plakat carrying extended red. It is quite surprising that she shows little iridescence considering her father was a steel blue fish. The shows a strong body but the "mouth-to-dorsal" topline ideally could be smoother. Her appearance is nicely balanced primarily caused by the parallel anal fin. Her caudal shows a good spread and nice primary branching. The doral has a nice shape but the base ideally could be a bit broader. She shows a moderate reduction in webbing which is nicely distributed in all three unpaired fins.
With this cross I hope to take my CTxPK project to the next level by getting some shortfinned fish back showing a good reduction in webbing in all three unpaired fins.
The offspring (F1) will be either darkbodied or cambodian based extended red with a chance of both long- as shortfinned fish popping up. 

   
 
 
   

18/01/12: The pair spawned!
19/01/12: The fry hatched. Seems like a small spawn.
21/01/12: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
22/01/12: There are about 20 fry feeding well on BBS.
31/01/12: The fry is now ~2 weeks old.
03/02/12: The fry is now 2 weeks old and feeding well on artemia.

   
   
   

11/02/12: The fry is now 3.5 weeks old.

   
   
   

18/02/12: The fry is now 4.5 weeks old.

   
   
   

18/03/12: The fry is now 9 weeks old.

   
   
   

06/04/12: The fry is now 11 weeks old.

   
   
   

29/04/12: The fry is now 15 weeks old, jarred the first males.

   
   
         
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