(Michel Stokkelaar, NL)

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Darkbody red HMPK
(Betta Territory, NL)

(Eugenio Fornasiero, Italy)
Darkbody red HMPK
(Betta Territory, NL)
Darkbody red HM PK
(Michel Stokkelaar, The Netherlands)
Darkbody red HM PK
F1, BT090515B
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)



The Sire is darkbodied extended HMPK which was bred by my friend Michel Stokkelaar. I really love this male because of his strong body with a smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline. The finnage is nicely balanced with a good shape and volume. The dorsal is nicely broad at the base. His color is intense red with minimal traces of iridescence. His father is a full brother of the Sire of spawn BT090515B. The Dame is a darkbodied extended red HMPK a nice long body with a smooth topline and very nice balanced finnage (nice D-shaped caudal fin, broad-based dorsal and parallel anal fin). She has a nice intense red color with some traces of iridescence. The mothers of the Sire and Dame were full sisters from BT090514A.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) likely will be darkbody and cambodian based extended red HMPKs with a chance of DTPK to pop up.


22/10/15: The pair spawned smoothly. There are lots of eggs in the nest.
23/10/15: The fry hatched.
25/10/15: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
04/12/15: The fry is now 6 weeks old and feeding well on tubifex. There are both dark- and lightbodied extended reds and I also have spotted some DTs. Interestingly one fry seems to be a yellow!


15/01/16: 12 weeks old. The fish I thought were yellow are actually orange, nice surpise.


30/01/16: Several males have been seperated. Unfortunately I spotted some bumpy toplines in some. Here an example of a young male with a good potential of 14 weeks old.


04/05/16: 28 weeks old.

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