BT200519A  
     
   
Copper/yellow HMPK

(Silvy Yanto, Indonesia)
X
Black lace HMPK

(Sabrina Elderhorst, NL)
 
Steel blue HMPK

(Betta Territory, NL)
X
Steel blue HMPK

(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Steel black lace HMPK
F1, SE040918A
(Sabrina Elderhorst, The Netherlands)
X
Dame: Steel HMPK
F1, BT171118
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
 

 

 
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The Sire is a strong-bodied steel blue HMPK with a very nice balance and form! He has a nice big caudal fin (corners could be a bit sharper) and a dorsal which is directed forward. He was a kind gift of my friend Sabrina Elderhorst. He is the results from a cross between an imported copper/yellow HMPK male and a black lace female which Sabrina bred from which goes back to my own steel blue line. The dame is a steel blue HMPK with a good bodyshape, a smooth mouth-to-dorsal topline with nicely balanced finnage. 
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, the smooth topline and the balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) likely will be steel blue based HMPK with a chance of black lace, red wash and marble to pop up.

   
 
 
   

20/05/19: The pair spawned.
21/05/19: The fry hatched, looks like a big spawn!
23/05/19: Removed the Sire.

   
   

12/08/19: 12 weeks old. The fry have been developing a bit slower than normal as they were fed than normal during my holidays. As expected there is a quite wide variety of colors varying from solid steel blue, black lace, to fish with a lot of red. Several fish also have started to marble.

   
 
 
   

20/08/19: 13 weeks old. The fry have picked up their growth again after some good feeding.

   
   
   

28/09/19: Two HMPK brothers at 23 weeks of age!

   
 

 
         
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