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Betta Balunga

1:22 PM - January 12, 2013 by Adam Short

Date Classified: 1940

Native Location: Eastern Malaysia and northern Borneo

Environment: Rivers and streams

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance: 

•    Dark gray 
•    Wide black line crosses the lips and extends through the eye


•    Blue highlights on anal fin
•    Semi-blue highlights occasionally on caudal fin
•    Male – caudal fin has weblike pattern
•    Anal fin has a white marginal band

Size: 5 inches in length – female is slightly smaller

Feeding in Captivity: Will eat mostly anything but does well on fruit flies, brine shrimp, mosquito larvae and daphnia.

Water and Hardness: Calcium-magnesium – 10

Water Temperature: 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH: 5.2-7.0

Breeding: This species will breed in a type of fish tank “cave” such as a PVC pipe or flowerpot, as well as near the surface of the water on occasion. Nearly 100 eggs are produced per spawn

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