BT300408  
     
 
 
   
Copper red dragon HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
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Copper red dragon HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Metallic blue
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
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Metallic blue
HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Black copper dragon HM PK
F2, BT050807
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
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Dame: Copper mask HM PK
F2, BT17107B
(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 copper  with a very impressive caudal spread and shape. Her anal is nicely parallel to the body. The dorsal is a bit on the small side but I hope the dorsal of the male will compensate for that. Interestingly these fish are related through their grandfather.
The offspring (F1) will be HM PK. The colors will probably copper based with a possibility of an underlying black color or blacks popping up.

   
 
 
   

30/04/08: Pair spawned. Looks like there are many eggs clustered in the bubblenest.

   
   
   

01/05/08: Unfortunately the Sire ate many of the eggs but looks like some youngsters hatched.
03/05/08: The youngsters are in the free-swimming stage. The Sire was removed.
04/05/08: The fry is feeding well on artemia/BBS. Looks like there are 10 fry left.
25/05/08: The fry is 3,5 weeks old and feeding on a combination of artemia/BBS, live tubifex and cut bloodworms. 

   
   
   

21/06/08: There are 6 fry left. The other fry have been culled because of extreme rosetail characteristics. The fry is put together in a larger grow-out tank with BT030408.

   
   

11/08/08: There are 4 fry left, all females. Here a picture of one of the jarred females:

   
         
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