BT080218  
     
   
Melano black HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Steel blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Melano black
HM PK
(Breeder unknown, Indonesia)
X
Steel blue HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Steel blue HMPK

F1, BT020117
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame:
Steel blue HMPK
F1, BT060517A
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
 

 

 
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The Sire is a steel blue (melano carrier) HMPK with a strong body (mouth-to-doral topline could be smoother). The caudal shows a nice 180 degree spread but the outer rays ideally could be a bit longer to create more sharp edges. The dorsal has a nice broad base, the anal is nicely trapezoid-shaped and ventrals have a nice shaped and volume. The Dame is a strongbodied steel blue HMPK female with a smooth topline and balanced finnage. Although caudal could be slightly better (outer rays should be longer), the dorsal has a nice broad base with an anal fin which is nicely parallel to the body.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) likely will be either steel blue, melano black and/or black lace HMPK. There is a chance of marble to pop up.

   
 
 
   

08/02/18: The pair spawned.
09/02/18: The fry hatched.
11/02/18: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
15/02/18: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.

   
         
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