Royal blue HM PK

(Ivenbettas, Singapore)
Metallic (royal) blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
Turquoise HM PK
F1, BT150613
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
Steel blue HM PK

(Iven Bettas, Singapore)

The Sire is a turquoise HMPK with a strong body and smooth topline. The caudal fin has a >180 degree spread (althought the branching is pretty heavy). The front rays of the dorsal fin could be a bit longer and the base ideally could be a bit broader. The anal fin has a good shape for an asymmetrical HMPK although I personally like to see it a bit more parallel to the body. The Dame is a non-metallic steel blue HMPK with a nice torpedo shaped body, smooth topline and balanced finnage (D-shaped caudal and pretty parallel anal fin although the dorsal fin ideally could be a bit broader at the base). 
With this cross I hope to create a strong base in order to work towards a quality line of non-metallic iridescent fish with strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will be non-metallic royal blue HMPKs. 


28/01/14: The pair spawned. Eggs in the nest.
29/01/14: The fry hatched. Seems to be a small spawn.
31/01/14: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
02/02/14: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
20/03/14: As expected the fry all royal blue.
22/03/14: Fry is now 8 weeks old and transferred to a bigger grow-out tank.


13/05/14: Fry is now 14 weeks old.


07/07/14: 23 weeks old.


18/08/14: Four fish (2 males, 2 females) of this spawn were send to the Holland Betta Show 2014 in Arcen, The Netherlands. Two of them won a prize:
- 1st M2 Asymmetrical HMPK male class - Unicolor darkbody
- 1st F2/F3 Halfmoon plakat female class - Unicolor & Reserve Best of Show Female


29/08/14: Stunning female from this spawn now 30 weeks old. Look at that amazing caudal fin!

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