BT180112B  
     
 
 
   
Sire:
Marble HM PK

(Alim Garunda Sakti, Indonesia)
X
Dame: Black dragon HM PK

(Orientalbettas, Thailand)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a marble HMPK bred in Indonesia. I was happy to borrow him from my friend Arie de Koning for this spawn. He shows a very nice strong body, strong peduncle and good mouth-to-dorsal topline. His caudal fin is nicely D-shaped with a nice shaped anal and dorsal fin. The Dame is a black dragon HMPK from Thailand and without any doubt one of the best females I have owned so far.
The goal of this cross is mainly to fix the strong bodies & quality finnage as well as the metallic/"dragon" color in the offspring.
The offspring (F1) will be HM PK.

   
 
 
   

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: Although the fry seems quite small, there are about 15-20 fry feeding well on BBS.
31/01/12: The fry is now ~2 weeks old.
08/02/12: The fry is now 3 weeks old and developing nicely.

   
   

28/02/12: The fry is now 6 weeks old and already starting to show a thick metallic layer. Had to cull a few rosetails.

   
   
   

20/03/12: The fry is now 9 weeks old. They are showing a really nice metallic/dragon layer.

   
   
   

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

   
   
   

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

   
   
   

14/05/12: Two more males now 17 weeks old.

   
   
   

11/06/12: Now 21 weeks old.

   
   
   

14/07/12: Four males and two females, now 25 weeks old.

   
 

 
   

06/10/12: One male was send to the 2nd Betta Freaks Show in Dortmund, Germany and again won a prize:
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4th Asymmetrical HM PK male class - AOC (darkbody)

   
       
         
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