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Betta Coccina

12:05 PM - January 12, 2013 by Adam Short

Date Classified: 1979

Native Location: Lowlands of Malay Peninsula and Sumatra

Environment:

•    Stagnant streams
•    Small, shallow pools

Water and Hardness: Soft

Water pH:4-5 - Strongly acidic - one of the only fish able to survive

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance: Similar to their native habitat

•    Reddish-Brown to deep wine red
•    Male: iridescent green, square blotch on flank
•    Females developed bright green line along body during breeding
•    Males developed white edging around their square, green blotch during breeding

Finnage: Males have longer and more pointed anal and dorsal fins

Size: 2-3 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity: Live and frozen food as well as commercial flaked

•    Frozen brine shrimp
•    Small insects
•    Mysids
•    Bloodworms
•    Daphnia
•    Flaked or dried commercial foods

Water and Hardness: Preferably soft

Water Temperature: 77-84 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH: Preferably acidic – less than 7.0

Breeding: Spawns several different ways: inside PVC tubes, other tight fitting places available in the tank and under surface leaves. A five-gallon tank will suffice. This Betta will eat most every live food but seems to refuse daphnia and tubifex worms.

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