BT200212  
     
 
 
           
Metallic blue HM PK
(Markus Bache, Germany)
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Metallic blue HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Black dragon HM PK

(Orientalbettas, Thailand)
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Dame: Metallic blue HM PK
F1, BT171011
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a black dragon HMPK from Thailand with a very thick and solid silvery metallic layer and promising finnage. The Dame is a strong-bodied metallic blue HM PK female which goes back to my own line. She has a nice smooth topline, strong peduncle, good D-shaped caudal fin and a nicely parallel anal fin. 
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.

The Sire is also father of: BT070312A.

   
 
 
   

20/02/12: The pair spawned!
21/02/12: The fry hatched. Looks like a pretty large spawn with ~100 fry.

   
   
   

23/02/12: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
25/02/12: The fry is feeding well on BBS.

   
   

29/04/12: The fry is now 10 weeks old and transferred to a bigger grow-out tank. They show a nice metallic iridescent layer. As expected there are a few rosetails.

   
   
   

12/05/12: The fry is now 12 weeks old. The metallic/dragon scaling is getting thicker and more solid. Culled about 15 rosetails.

   
   
   

03/06/12: The fry is now 15 weeks old.

   
   
   

14/07/12: Four young males, now 20 weeks old.

   
 
 
   

13/09/12: Some potential breeders, now 29 weeks old.

   
 
 
   

06/10/12: One male and one female from this spawn were send to the 2nd Betta Freaks Show in Dortmund, Germany. Both won a prize:
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2nd Asymmetrical HM PK male class - AOC (darkbody)
- 2nd Halfmoon plakat female class - Unicolor

   
         
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