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Betta Pugnax

2:45 PM - January 12, 2013 by Adam Short

Date Classified: 1849

Native Location: Southern Thailand and Malay Peninsula

Environment: Rivers and streams

Water pH: Slightly alkaline

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance: 

•    Dark brown
•    Iridescent blue-green scales on gill covers
•    Blue-green on throat sometimes
•    Females and young – two stripes on head


•    Elongated, lance-shaped caudal fins
•    Male – deep colored, longer anal fin

Size: 5 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity: Variety of live, frozen, flaked, dried and even pellets.

Water and Hardness: Neutral

Water Temperature: Cool – 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH: 7.1-7.5

Breeding: A large, covered, darkened, well-vegetated tank is needed with 3-inch diameter PVC tubing. The fish will eat all foods, but offer an assortment of live, frozen, flakes, pellets and especially chopped earthworms.

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