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Betta Edithae

2:35 PM - January 12, 2013 by Adam Short

Date Classified: 1984

Native Location: Bangka Island on Sumatra and mainland of Palumbang

Environment: Tributary streams and sunny pools

Water and Hardness: Moderate hardness

Water Temperature: 77-82 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH: 5.0-7.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance: 

•    Male – Males are brown
•    Female – Rows of iridescent green scale edges
•    Black band flows through the eye from the lower lips and across the gill cover
•    Females are smaller and not as brightly colored

Finnage:

•    Brown and blue unpaired fins
•    Anal fin has white submarginal band
•    Females fins are shorter than the males

Size: More than 3 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity: 

Water and Hardness: Moderate calcium-magnesium hardness of 10-20 although they tolerate other conditions well

Water Temperature: 77-82 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH: 5.0-7.5

Breeding: Will spawn in community tank in a cave from a large flowerpot. Higher water temperatures will induce breeding.

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