BT260512  
     
 
 
   
Metallic royal blue HM PK
(Xmanbettas, Thailand)
 
Metallic royal blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Red HM PK
(Serkan GŁndogdu, Germany)
X
Red HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Metallic steel blue HM PK
F1, BT201011 & BT221011
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame:
Red HM PK
F1, BT290811
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a metallic steel blue HMPK with a strong body and smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline. He has a nice D-shaped caudal fin a nice shaped anal fin and dorsal fin. The front rays of the dorsal fin are nicely directed forward. The Dame is a strong-bodied cambodian-based red HMPK from my own line with a balanced appearance and a nicely broad-based dorsal fin.
With this outcross I hope to fix the strong bodies and overall balance.
The offspring (F1) will most likely be blue/red HMPKs. Some fry might loose some red due to the red-loss trait.

The Dame is also mother of: BT290412A.

   
 
 
   

26/05/12: The pair spawned!
27/05/12: The fry hatched.
28/05/12: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
24/07/12: The fry is now 9 weeks old and feeding well on BBS and tubifex. Their colors seem to be blue/red although the distribution of both colors varies between fry.

   
   
   

05/09/12: The fry are now 15 weeks old. Interestingly, most of them have lost the red in their finnage. The finnage seems to be promising.

   
   
   

27/09/12: Jarred the first males.
11/10/12: Some promising HMPK males from this spawn, now 19 weeks old. I am still amazed to see that there is almost no red present in the majority of these fish. I do think there are some promising fish in this spawn to work with but there also are a few fish which show irregular toplines and quite extensive branching in the direction of rosetail. I think it is very interesting to see the difference in finnage and appearance with their half-brothers in the following spawn which has the same mother: BT290412A.

   
 


 
   

04/11/12: Some HMPK females in the grow-out, now 23 weeks old!

   
 
 
   

02/12/12: HMPK male and female, now 27 weeks old!

   
   
   

31/12/12: Update on some fish of this spawn, now 31 weeks old! I think these fish have a great potential to work with, despite some flaws which need improvement in the coming generations. 

   
 


 
   

01/01/13: Two more males!

   
   
   

10/03/13: One male and one female of this spawn were send to the 9th Show of the Kampffischfreunde in Friedrichshafen, Germany. They did not place in their show categories.

   
   

14/03/13: Potential breeder female, now 42 weeks old:

   
       
         
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