BT230115A  
     
           
Steel blue HM PK
(Iven Bettas, Singapore)
 
Royal blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Black HM PK

(Iven Bettas, Singapore)
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Dame:
Royal blue HM PK
F1, BT170314B
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a black lace based HMPK which was bred by Iven Bettas in Singapore. He shows a great color with only minimal iridescence and a bit of underlying red. Finnage is nicely balanced and the topline ideally can be a bit smoother. The Dame is a royal blue with a strong body and smooth topline. She has a nice D-shaped caudal fin with nicely long outer rays and sharp corners. She has a broad-based dorsal with nicely long rays at the front which are nicely directed forward. The anal fin is nicely parallel and the ventrals are of good length and volume.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) likely will be darkbody iridescent with a chance of black lace and red wash to pop-up.

The Dame is also Mother of: BT261014A & BT131214B.

   
 
 
 
 
   

23/01/15: The pair spawned. Eggs in the nest. Sire is taking good care!
23/01/15: The fry hatched, looks like a bit spawn.
25/01/15: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
13/03/15: The fry are now 7 weeks old. The fry has been moved to a bigger grow-out.

   
   
   

05/05/15: The fry are 14 weeks old and all seem to be royal and steel blue based fish. Some show a clear black lace influence.

   
   
   

13/06/15: Some brothers now 20 weeks old.

   
   
   

23/08/15: Two males of this spawn were send to the Holland Betta Show 2015. One won a prize:
- 2nd place M2 Asymmetrical HMPK Male - Unicolor Iridescent.

   
   

23/08/15: Two males now 30 weeks old:

   
   
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