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Old 05-04-2010, 07:20 PM   #1 
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Question Breeding a HM Female and PK Male?

I just contacted the breeder I got Peanut from and he has some Halfmoon females I have been looking for HM females FOREVER and so i'm going absolutely berserk. I can't believe it lol anyway....
If I bred a HM female with a PK male, Peanut (which i have been trying to do for a while, but haven't found any halfmoons!) what would I get? Fins that looks like PK halfmoons?

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #2 
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oh my- HMPK's are so pretty- ive seen them on Aquabid often. They're quite popular i must say
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:45 PM   #3 
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Yep.. with an HM and a PK you'll get a mix. You might even get some HM and some PK but I'd say you'll get mostly HMPK.. very nice fish BTW.

What color female would you breed? I love HMPK ;)
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:54 PM   #4 
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Get a red dragon female if you can!!!! :D

I too, love HMPKS! Especially if they are dragons. :)
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:45 AM   #5 
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Thanks guys, for the info. :)
Yeah, I just got back from the breeder, he has three females to choose from, bred and imported from Thailand.... if there's a red dragon female, I'll snatch her up!! The fry will be dragons, with Peanut, who is a dragon too... I'm excited :D
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Ooo good luck! Dragons are cute! Is peanut a traditional pk with the round tail, or a Hmpk? Breeding PK x HM you'll gets HM's, SD's, Pk's and HMPK's
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:12 PM   #7 
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Peanut is a tradition red dragon PK with a round tail.
I'm excited for the pics to come, and when they do, I'll post them. Can you guys help me with deciding which female to pick when the pictures come?
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Haha of course we'll help!! :D
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #9 
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Thanks, I love this forum, everyone is so helpful and friendly!

Hopefully I will get the pictures soon.
Zenandra, I'm not sure if you've seen Peanut, so here is the little guy...



He's brighter in real life, the lighting was bad in the room he was in at the moment. His fins have filled out almost completley, it's barely noticeable. This is an old-ish picture. He had an incident with another betta at the breeders place, but he is hyper and puppy-like and growing as normal. He's not a full dragon, but I think that when he got in a fight with that other betta some of his scales may have been torn off and grew back as red. I'm not sure, but I love him anyway lol. A red dragon female would go with him perfectly... I'm so excited ^_^ If there are no red ones, I'm thinking blue.... or.... I'm not sure.... the breeder said if you bred Peanut with a HM female, he though the fry would have the coloring of the female and fins of the male, but he wasn't 100% sure. He imports his bettas from Thailand, doesn't breed them. But still, his bettas are absolutely gorgeous. Peanut was the last dragon.

I'm sorry guys that I'm babbling about nothing in particular but I am very excited :P

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Old 05-05-2010, 10:06 PM   #10 
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Hes Gorgeous!! Do you have any pictures of him totally flared out? Look at how straight the edges of his caudal are. And I think I count up to 6 rays on some parts of the caudal. He is definitely closer to being a HMPK then a traditional pk.

Here are some examples of a traditional PK verses a HMPK

Traditional - Round tail, only 2 rays in caudal




HMPK - Straight caudal edges, 4 or more rays

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