March 2006 - Joep van Esch HM PK
This month's BOTM is a metallic HMPK male bred by Joep van Esch of Rotterdam. This fish is very nearly my ideal in form, and is what I am trying to accomplish with super red. He has a perfect 180 degree HM caudal, an extended dorsal, clean color, and that stout "tough guy" plakat body type that I love so much. Look at how his ventral fins are thrust out! This guy is just bursting with attitude. He has clean, straight lines and strong rays. Just a truly outstanding modern show plakat.