BT010618  
     
           
Red HM PK
(Hermanus Haryanto, IDN)
X
Darkbody red HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Red/orange/black (Nemo) HMPK


(Titipark Rittirong, Thailand)
X
Dame:
Darkbody red HMPK
F1, BT040717
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
 

 

 
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The Sire is shows an extraordinary colorcombination of red, orange black and few traces of iridescence. I an truely fascinated by this combination which was unthinkable 10 years ago. His body is well shaped with a smooth topline and balanced finnage. The caudal has a good 180 degree spread, long outer rays and sharp corners, the dorsal is has a nice volume with the front rays nicely directed forward, the anal fin has a good trapezoid shape with matching ventrals. The Dame is a darkbody red HMPK with an amazing D-shaped cadual, nice dorsal, parallel anal fin and mathing ventrals.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) likely will be HMPK. Colorwise I expect both light- and darkbody based with red base initially but what will happen further when they mature will be a true surprise.

   
 
 
   

01/06/18: The pair spawned.
02/06/18: The fry hatched. Looks like a nice amount of fry!
04/06/18: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
14/07/18: 6 weeks old. As expected all fry are lightbodied with a red base. Moved the fry to a bigger grow-out tank. Very curious to see what will happen in the coming weeks!

   
      
   

12/08/18: 10 weeks old. Exciting to see that the first fish start to marble. Curious to see what they will turn into.

   
 
 
   

25/08/18: 12 weeks old. The fish which started to marble two weeks ago turned lost all color and turned cellophane.

   
   
   

05/09/18: Interestingly one fry has lost all red and now looks like a black lace (left picture below).

   
   
   

13/09/18: One week later the "black lace" is also starting to loose the black layer.

   
   

17/09/18: 15 weeks old. Two jarred brothers with a pretty good potential. Curious to see whether they will marble in the future.

   
 

 
   

20/09/18: 16 weeks old. Interesting colordevelopment on the marble I showed before.

   
   
   

30/09/18: The black/white marble has lost some more black, but interestingly some orange dots started to appear!

   
       
   

20/10/18: 20 weeks old.

   
 

 
   

21/11/18: 25 weeks old.

   
 

 
         
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