Steel blue grizzle HM PK
(Ivenbettas, Singapore)
Royal blue HM PK
(Ivenbettas, Singapore)
Turquoise HM PK
(Betta Territory, NL)
Steel blue HM PK
(Ivenbettas, Singapore)
Royal blue HM PK
F1, BT291213
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)
Royal blue HM PK
F1, BT270114
(Betta Territory, The Netherlands)

The Sire is a non-metallic royal blue HMPK with a good bodyshape with a smooth topline. He has a nicely big D-shaped caudal fin, nice anal fin and matching single-tipped ventrals. The dorsal has a pretty good shape but ideally the base could be a bit broader and the front rays a bit longer. The Dame is a royal blue with an nice long body and smooth topline. She has an amazingly shaped caudal fin with nicely long outer rays and sharp corners. Her dorsal has a good shape, the anal fin is nicely parallel and the ventrals are of good length and volume.
With this cross I hope to fix the strong bodies, smooth topline and balanced finnage.
The offspring (F1) will likely be darkbody non-metallic turquoise, steel blue and royal blue based HMPKs although there is a chance of lightbodied (grizzle) fish as well. 


30/08/14: The pair spawned. Eggs in the nest.
31/08/14: The fry hatched. Seems to be a decent sized spawn.
02/08/14: The fry entered the free-swimming stage. Removed the male.
10/10/14: 6 weeks old.


08/11/14: 10 weeks old. I culled a few rosetails which popped up in the spawn. For educational purposes here a few pictures showing the normal fish in the left and the rosetail siblings on the right.


28/11/14: 13 weeks old.


12/01/14: 19 weeks old. Kept 2 grizzle HMPK males and females from this spawn. Here is one of them:

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