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Betta Persephone

12:25 PM - January 12, 2013 by Adam Short

Date Classified: 1986

Native Location: Southwest of the Malay Peninsula

Environment: Water of floodplains

Water pH: 5-5.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance: Similar to their native habitat

•    Slender
•    Brown
•    Gray
•    Greenish black
•    Bluish black

Finnage:

•    Unpaired fins are greenish-blue, sometimes with red
•    Pelvic fins are dark red with white tips

Size: 1.5 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity: Live food only

Water and Hardness: No special instructions

Water Temperature: 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH: 5.5 or less

Breeding: They need acidic environment, RO water with densely planted tank. Fry can be left with these parents who are not cannibalistic.

Note: At the request of Dr. Maurice Kottelat, Betta Persephone was put on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. This occurred because of logging that poses a threat to its native habitat.

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