RY Trad 040613
With this spawn, I hope to solidify the more traditional PK form of the pineapple male by crossing him to a female with reduced branching in the caudal. Neither betta has gaps between the unpaired fins in full flare, and both have almost no iridescence. The male has a prominent sloping anal and long ventrals suitable for a traditional PK, and the edges of his caudal are somwhat rounded and he has a slight spade tail. The female has great spread without increased branching, and has a nicely balanced appearance. Both have smooth toplines, and the female in particular has a strong peduncle.
073113 Newly Jarred Update
I am very pleased with the 3 fish that I kept from this spawn (I also sent some to my grandfather). The two females (1 pineapple, one clean yellow) have almost no iridescence, and both have nice traditional PK form. The male has the best form out of all of my favorite pineapple male's sons, but he also has a lot of iridescence. I think my next move will be to cross a brother x sister to take advantage of both form and color! One concern, however, is that none of these fish inherited their father's great traditional dorsal, but instead inherited the mother's weaker one. I will have to watch out for weak dorsals if I am to spawn these brother x sister.