BT181111  
     
 
 
       
Darkbody red CT
(Patsayawan, Thailand)
X
Cambodian red HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
       
 
 
   
Sire:
Darkbody red Combtail
F1, BT200311
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Darkbody red Combtail
F1, BT200311
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a darkbodied extended red combtail. Even though his extensions are heavily curled, I believe  he shows a lot of potential to work with: A nice balanced appearance, a pretty good caudal spread, a broad based dorsal, a nicely forward directed anal fin and already a ~25% reduction in webbing in all three unpaired fins. The Dame is a sibling to the Sire. Even though she is less well balanced than the female she does show some good characteristics like her broad dorsal and the rayextensions 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 (F2) will be either darkbodied or cambodian based extended red with a chance of both long- as shortfinned fish popping up. There also is a chance of DTs popping up.

   
 
 
   

18/11/11: The pair spawned!
19/11/11: The fry hatched.
21/11/11: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
22/11/11: The fry is feeding well on BBS.
02/11/11: The fry is now 2 weeks old and growing well. I have spotted several DTs among the fry.

   
   

15/11/11: Culled 3 fry due to spinal deformations.
20/12/11: The fry is now 4,5 weeks old and growing incredibly well. They already start to show an intense red color.

   
   
   

18/01/12: The fry is now 9 weeks old and developing nicely. Most of them are already really intense red without traces of iridescence so far. The reduction in webbing is varies among the fry and most of them seem to become longfinned. Coming 3-4 weeks it will be clear whether there any shortfinned fish in this generation.

   
 
 
   

23/01/12: The fry is now 10 weeks old.

   
   
   

28/01/12: Jarred the first males. Some clearly show shorter finnage than their sibblings......let's hope they stay short.

   
 
 
   

31/01/12: As expected not all fish in this spawn show a good reduction in webbing. Some of them actually hardly show a reduction in webbing as you can see below:

   
   
   

08/02/12: Two males now 12 weeks old. Although the right one clearly is longfinned, I still hope the finnage of the left one will not become any longer.

   
   
   

18/02/12: 13 weeks old.

   
 

 
   

01/03/12: 15 weeks old.

   
   
   

07/04/12: Red CTPK male now 20 weeks old.

   
         
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