BT300811  
     
 
 
           
Royal blue HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Metallic blue/red HM PK

(Donny Adriaens, Belgium)
   
 
 
   
Sire:
Metallic pastel blue HM PK

(Jiri Bosina, Czech Republic)
X
Dame: Metallic blue HM PK
F1, BT010111A
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is a metallic pastel blue HMPK with amazing finnage! He has a very nice D-shaped dorsal with sharp corners. His dorsal is nicely broad (15-ray) and does not show the short front rays we often see in broad dorsaled fish. The sire became 2nd placed in the asymmetrical HMPK male - AOC class at the Holland Betta Show 2011 (click here). The Dame is metallic blue HM PK with a strong body and a nice thick peduncle. Her caudal has a good D-shape, the anal is nicely parallel. Based on her phenotype I am not sure whether these Dame is metallic royal blue or (metallic) turquoise based.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies & quality finnage in my lines.
The offspring (F1) most likely will be darkbodied metallic blue unless the female also is carrying cambodian. 

   
 
 
     
   

30/08/11: The pair spawned!
31/08/11: The fry hatched.

   
   
   

01/09/11: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
04/09/11: The fry is feeding well on BBS.
14/09/11: The fry is now 2 weeks old and growing well.

   
   
   

19/10/11: The fry is now 7 weeks old.

   
 
 
   

03/12/11: The fry is now 14 weeks old. It seems like some fry are showing a metallic/"dragon" influence.

   
     
   

08/12/11: My favorite male so far and a picture of the fish still in the grow-out:

   
   
   

30/12/11: Two males showing a good potential to work with, now 18 weeks old.

   
   
   

28/01/12: Potential breeder male now 22 weeks old:

   
   

23/04/12: One female of this spawn was send to the 1st Betta Freaks Show in Frechen Germany and won a prize:
5th HMPK female class - All Colors

   
         
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