Melano black (steel) HMPK
(Betta Territory, NL)
Black lace (steel) HMPK
(Betta Territory, NL)
Sire: Melano HMPK

(Breeder unknown, Indonesia)
Steel blue black lace PK
F2, BT051116
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)



The Sire is an amazing steel blue based melano HMPK! Formwise he is among the best fish I have owned sof ar. He has a very strong D-shaped caudal fin, a nice volumnous dorsal with long front rays which are directed forwards a trapezoid-shaped anal fin and matching ventrals. The Dame is a double black female. She is a steel blue based homozygous black lace and heterozygous for melano black. The Dame has a nice torpedo-shaped body with balanced finnage which still needs some work. The outer rays of the caudal idelly could be a bit longer (sharper corners), the dorsal could be a bit more voluminous witht the front rays more directed forward, the anal is nicely parallel to the body.
With this cross I hope to obtain melano blacks with strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) likely will be steel blue HMPK, black lace and/or melano black. There is a chance of marble to pop up.


06/05/17: The pair spawned.
07/05/17: The fry hatched.
08/05/17: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
10/05/17: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
05/07/17: The fry are 9 weeks old. The majority of the fry is steel blue colored of which some show some red wash. There are a few melano blacks in the spawn. This would indicate that the Sire is not a carrier of black lace.


16/09/17: Two HMPK brothers at 19 weeks of age.


16/10/17: The black gold of my fishroom! Two melano HMPK brothers, now 23 weeks old.




13/01/18: 36 weeks old siblings!

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