BT190118B  
     
   
Melano black
HM PK
(Breeder unknown, Indonesia)
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, BT180317
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
X
Dame:
Steel blue HMPK
F1, BT060517A
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
 

 

 
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The Sire is steel blue melano black HMPK with a strong body. Formwise there still is some work as the finnage is quite heavy: The caudal shows a good D-shaped form but the branching is a bit extensive; The dorsal has a nice broad base but the front rays ideally could be shorter; The slope of the anal fin could be more gradual towards the back and the ventral tips ideally should be without any splits. 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. The Dame is a half-sister to the Sire.
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.

   
 
 
   

19/01/18: The pair spawned.
20/01/18: The fry hatched.
23/01/18: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
27/01/18: The fry is feeding well on vinegar eels and BBS.
17/04/18: 13 weeks old. Most fry are steel blue-based. Some seem to become black! There are also several DTPKs in the spawn.

   
   
         
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