BT270508  
     
 
 
   
Copper red dragon HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Copper red dragon HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Copper red dragon HM
PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Metallic blue
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Black copper dragon HM PK
F2, BT050807
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Metallic steel blue mask HM PK
F1, BT271107
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a great colored black copper dragon with a strong appearance. The finnage also has a good potential with good shaped caudal, parallel anal and broad dorsal. The Dame is a metallic steel blue mask HM PK with some dragon influence. She has a great shaped full body with an impressive caudal spread, branching and shape. Her anal is nicely parallel to the body and the dorsal has a nice sailfin shape.
Interestingly these fish are related by their grandfather who is the father of all parents of the both the Sire and Dame. The father of the female is a full sibling of the parents of the Sire whereas the mother of the Dame is a half-sister to these fish.
The offspring (F1) will be HM PK. The colors should be either heterozygous metallic steel blue or copper with strong dragon influence. There is a good chance that fish with underlying black color or blacks popping up.

The Sire is also father of: BT300408.

   
 
 
   

27/05/08: Pair spawned. Looks like there are many eggs clustered in the bubblenest. The male is taking excellent care of them!
28/05/08: The eggs hatched the youngsters seem to be darkbodied and are hanging strongly into the bubblenest. Looks like there are >50 youngsters!!

   
 

 
   

30/05/08: The youngsters are in the free-swimming stage. The Sire was removed. The fry is already feeding well on artemia/BBS.

   
     
   

21/06/08: The fry is now 4 weeks old and there are about 100 fry left! Moved the fry to a bigger grow-out tank to promote a better development.

   
       
   

21/07/08: The fry is now 8 weeks old and picking up a good growth now after a very slow start. There seem to be some copper and metallic blue offspring:

   
   
   

09/09/08: The youngsters are now 15 weeks old. Made some pictures:

   
 

 
   

07/11/08: The black lace female shown above developed into an impressive fish:

   
       
   

09/02/09: One male from this spawn was send to the 12th EHBBC show in Hannover, Germany.

   
         
    Sold out!    
         
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