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

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



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.



12/01/19: Potential breeding pair at 32 weeks of age. Hope to select for a better topline and form in the next generation.

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