BT261014C  
     
   
Steel blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Royal blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Metallic steel blue
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Metallic royal blue
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Metallic steel blue HM PK
F1, BT170314B
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Copper HM PK
F1, BT170114
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
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The Sire is a metallic steel blue HMPK with a strong, well shaped body with a smooth topline. The caudal fin shows a good 180 degree spread with nice long outer rays and sharp edges.The dorsal fin has a good shape with the front nicely directed forward and a broad base. The anal fin has a good length and trapezoid shape and the ventrals have a good length and volume. The Dame is a copper HMPK with a nice long body and smooth topline. The caudal fin shows a good spread  and anal fin is nicely parallel to the body. The dorsal fin ideally could have a bit more volume and a broader base Sire and Dame are half-siblings as they share the same father.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be hetero- and homozygous metallic steel blue HMPK. 

   
 
 
   

26/10/14: The pair spawned. Eggs in the nest.
27/10/14: The fry hatched.
29/10/14: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
23/01/15: As predicted all fry are hetero- and homozygous metallic steel blues. Some have a clear black lace underlayer. The fry are now 13 weeks old.

   
 

 
   

14/02/15: The fry are now 16 weeks old, jarred the first three males.

   
 

  
 
   

20/03/15: 21 weeks old.

   
 
 
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