BT280409  
     
 
 
   
Red HM PK

(Betta Territory, NL)
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Red PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
 
Red HM DT

(Siamimbellis, Thailand)
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Red HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
   
 
 
   
Sire: Red HM PK
F3, BT030408
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
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Dame: Red SD
F1, BT171008B
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
   
 
 
   

The Sire is an intense colored red HM PK with a nice full body and strong peduncle. The Dame is a red SD carrying PK genes. The mother of the Dame is a full sibling to the Sire of this spawn. With this cross I hope to improve the width of the dorsal in my red PK line.  
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he offspring (F1) will be cambodian based reds which can be both long- as shortfinned with a chance of HMs popping up.

   
 
 
   

28/04/09: The pair spawned!
29/04/09: The fry hatched.
01/05/09: Fry in the free-swimming stage. The Sire was removed.
05/05/09: The fry is now 1 week old and feeding well on artemie/BBS.

   
   

17/05/09: The fry is now 3 weeks old!

   
   
   

02/06/09: The fry is now 5 weeks old and feeding well on artemia and tubifex. Spotted some nice broad dorsals. Now hope there will be some nice PKs popping up showing this characteristic.

   
   
   

03/07/09: The fry is now 10 weeks old and developing nicely! The coming 2-3 weeks should tell whether any PKs showing this characteristic are present.

   
   
   

21/07/09: The fry are now 12 weeks old.

   
   
   

15/08/09: The fry is now 16 weeks old! I now jarred 5 young PK males, maybe some more will pop-up in the grow-out in the coming weeks. I am really happy with what these young fish look like. They have very nice thick/full bodies with promising finnage. One male seems to be in-between PK and HM showing a nice HM PK caudal with longer dorsal and anal finnage, nevertheless his overall balance is still there:

   
 

 
   

06/10/09: Update on two males now 23 weeks old:

   
   
   

27/10/09: A strongbodied male and female with nice broad dorsals! The youngsters are now 26 weeks old.

   
   
   

28/11/09: Anoter female with a nice broad dorsal.

   
         
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