BT271107  
     
 
 
   
Silver Copper  HM PK
(Banleangbettas, Thailand)
X
Yellow dragon PK
(Dong, Thailand)
 
Silver Copper  HM PK

(Banleangbettas, Thailand)
X
Royal blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Copper red dragon HM PK
F1, BT170307
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Metallic blue mask HM PK
F1, BT010407
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a great colored copper red dragon with a nice branching in the caudal. The Dame is a spawn sister with a nice full body. The Dame is a spawn sister which is almost full masked metallic blue (blbl +nm or Blbl +nm) with a strong 180 degree spread and  balanced finnage. Both fish have the same father which makes them half-brother and half-sister. This makes this cross very interesting!!
The offspring (F1) will be HM PK with a chance of getting DT PKs. The colors will be a bit of a surprise but I expect some blues, coppers with some chance of blacks,
marbles or lightbodied fish popping up. 

The Sire is also father of: BT171007A.
The Dame is also mother of: BT171007B.

   
 
 
   

27/11/07: Pair spawned. Eggs are clustered in the nest.
28/11/07: The eggs hatched. Looks like a 20-30 youngsters hatched. The sire is taking excellent care of them.
30/12/07: The youngsters are in the free-swimming stage. The Sire was removed.
01/12/07: The fry is feeding on BBS.
08/01/08: The fry is now 6 weeks old and not growing really fast. Untill now they look like a regular metallic spawn:

   
   
   

14/02/08: The fry is developing really nicely! There are metallic blues, coppers and some show some underlaying black:

   
 
 
   

17/02/08: I made some more pictures of the fry now about 12 weeks old. The metallic scaling seems to become very thick:

   
   
   

23/02/08: Today I jarred the first 4 males of this spawn. I succeeded to make pictures of two of them:

   
   
   

06/03/08: 5 of the males 8 males I have jarred so far and a quick look from what is still in the grow-out:

   
 

 
   

07/04/08: The youngsters of this spawn have developed into an amazing set of fish. Both color and finnage show a great potential to work with. Made some new pictures:

   
 

 
   

02/05/08: Update on some fish posted above!

   
 

 
   

14/07/08: Six fish from this spawn were send to the 1st NBC show in Dunkerque, France. One of them won a price:
- 1st place Solid color asymmetrical show PK class

   
   

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

   
         
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