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About Brenton

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    CTPK Breeder
  • Birthday 03/16/1968

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  • Gender Male
  • Status Breeder
  • Currently Breeding Yes, Bettas
  • Interests Reading, IT, Betta's, Betta Genetics, CTPK, HMPK

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  1. Brenton added a post in a topic: Teal Marble x Black Dragon PK   

    Need a photo of how you've setup the overflow, particularly how you stop fry from being overflowed out of the tank - very interested
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  2. Brenton added a post in a topic: Oops they did it again!   

    Nothing really valid about my approach - I'm just lazy and it works, but it is a lot slower. More water changes plus regular high protein feds equals faster growing fry - that's been proven time after time.

    However, having said that, there is a theory floating around that slower grown fry equal longer living Betta. This is taking for granted that at least minimal good fishkeeping practises are maintained, of course (feeding, water changes, general health requirements). Long life has also been attributed to plenty of stimulus for the fish, interaction with both other fish and the keeper - not just during water changes and feeds.

    So just combine all that in a method that works for you and your situation and you, and your fish, should be fine
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  3. Brenton added a post in a topic: Blue Red Multicolour HM x Turquoise HM   

    Put me in line for a visit from the spawning gods as well please...
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  4. Brenton added a post in a topic: Royal Blue CT x Metallic Turquoise CT   

    Look at it this way - you're testing the low end of the temp spectrum...

    Throw a thermometer in there and get a reading for us to add to the data please.

    I'm impressed they spawned in less than 28C to start with...

    BlBl+nm = metallic turquoise...not green - you got me all excited....
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  5. Brenton added a post in a topic: Teal Marble x Black Dragon PK   

    He looks more royal than teal in the photos, but then I don't know his genetic background either

    Congrats on the spawn! Here's hoping for lots of fry.

    What are the goals for this one?
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  6. Brenton added a post in a topic: My 2 foot Betta tank   

    sorry for your loss
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  7. Brenton added a post in a topic: Fry Size   

    I'm working on it
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  8. Brenton added a post in a topic: Fry Size   

    I so need to catch up - thanks for keeping the measurements coming Jaylee
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  9. Brenton added a post in a topic: Fry Size   

    F2 - 20140902a - Recessive Line - week 13

    Have released Mr Big back into the general population now that the siblings have grown up somewhat. Although I'm pretty sure Mr Big is actually Ms Big

    Mr Big: 3.0cm
    Average: 2.1cm

    F1 - 20140902b - White DTHMPK Line - week 13

    Mr Big: 2.8cm
    Average: 2.2cm
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  10. Brenton added a post in a topic: Fry Size   

    All fry are now on defrosted, ungrated bloodworm (ran out of blackworm and it's difficult to find in Adelaide).

    Growth increases are took a while for them to take to the grated bloodworm but ever since, they have they have gone off!

    Must do everything I can in future to get them onto it earlier.

    F2 - 20140902a - Recessive Line - week 12

    Mr Big: 2.8cm
    Average: 1.9cm

    F1 - 20140902b - White DTHMPK Line - week 12

    Mr Big: 2.6cm
    Average: 2.0cm
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  11. Brenton added a post in a topic: BT's Goals   

    Thought I'd revisit this thread as it's been a while and my goals have become a little more focused and less pie in the sky or so grandiose

    Goal 1: Green CT's

    Still is and will always remain a central goal, but is now focused solely on the use of CTPK's.

    Current stock:

    F1 Male midfin to be crossed with his sister (male is blue marble with heavy black influence. Female is turquoise)
    F2 male CTPK (female sibling passed before spawning could be arranged - will cross with female DTPK instead)

    Associated stock:

    DTPK spawn in growout tanks to improve form
    F2 CTPK recessive line to remove red wash

    Goal 2: Black/white Butterfly CT's

    This is a new one the wife has recently laid on me, but after looking around, I can see why she loves them. Still on the back burner.

    I currently have no stock to work this line.

    At some point I will need:

    - Butterfly stock...preferably black and white
    - Should be able to work in the CTPK DT and recessive lines into this project to give me the webbing reduction, form, and colouration...need to be careful of cambo or I could lose the black on the body.

    Side Quests

    Yellow Dragon half sun - possible result from the recessive line
    A black CTPK line - this is becoming my winter project. The Black Orchid CTPK line currently stands at F2 with Pairs ready for F3

    A pastel/platinum line - possible side result of recessive line

    I still have a MG male on the side lines (may become another winter project alongside the black orchids.)
    And I have two females I would love to work into the projects that I've hung onto for quite sometime now. One is a lovely green HM girl - her green is very good and would do well in enhancing my hunt for green's just finding the right time to work it in. The second girl is a green dragon. Her green is only present on the last third of her body and all of her caudal. She's a little over a year old now and the result of one of my first successful spawns. She's almost a pet really, but I'd love to give her a shot in the spawn tank at some point. I also have a male Gold HMPK....but these girls and boys may never get their chance to shine because I have no space and no time to do all the lines I want

    ....the green dragon girl with the gold male could be interesting though....

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  12. Brenton added a post in a topic: JLM05092014 F2   

    Must be my eyes (no surprise there ) there's a question...

    Technically, I guess it could be referred to as P0, but it's more like introducing new blood into your already underway line so F3 wouldn't be too big a stretch either...

    Raz - anyone - is there an additional convention for continuing the filial generation count but marking when new blood is introduced?


    or maybe


    EDIT: IO knew I'd had this conversation before....
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  13. Brenton added a post in a topic: BJT20140902a - Recessive Line F2   

    What's on the cards?
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  14. Brenton added a post in a topic: JLM05092014 F2   

    Totally agree with Jarrod, although the dark background could be disguising her she cello on the ends?

    If you could get a male with good reduction to compliment her...I'd go with the first girl.

    I may have a black orchid CTPK male who could work with her....if you don't have a suitable fella
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  15. Brenton added a post in a topic: Fin Length Genetics   

    All good mate - you know me, research lots on the genetic side and luckily some of the info stuck.

    I knew it was around somewhere, but I did have to go off and reread a few articles to find it
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About Me

Been hooked on Betta since May 2013...

Trolling through old forum posts has allowed me to catch the occasional glimpse of past members talking about a green line, or the creation of a green line. Then it falls into talks on genetics and fades away...

I'm still searching the forums, I'm still gathering different points of view and opinions on how to make a greener line. I'm also learning more and making my own connections in regards to getting a true green line.

Some will be proved, more will be disproved, one may lead me to the elusive emerald I'm after. There's no gold in them there hills, but we will continue to search till we find a better green which breeds true.

I'm also co-founder of the CTPK Project Australia - a group of like-minded individuals based mainly in Australia, who would like to create their very own CTPK lines.

Come see our thread in the Genetics forum: (one of my CTPK lines will, of course, be green wink.gif)

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  1. maddzvk » Brenton


    1. maddzvk

      wheres that sweet as chart that had the fish pictures and genetics/colour descriptions

      eg yellows, blacks,blues grouped together with things like metallic modifiers, dragoning, opaques etc added in steps ....

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  2. Brenton » jodie.lonergan

    Happy Birthday! :)