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Betta Rutilans

12:50 PM - January 12, 2013 by Adam Short

Date Classified: 1991

Native Location: Pinyuh and Kepayang Rivers in West Kalimantan, Borneo


•    Streams
•    Marshy streams


•    Bloodworms
•    Mites
•    Ostracods

Water pH: 4.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

•    Deep red
•    Iridescent green scales
•    Younger fish are striped


•    Two dorsal fin spines
•    Two anal fin spines
•    Fused tail fin (unlike any other Betta species)

Size: 1.5 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity: Live and frozen; flaked and dried commercial food

Water and Hardness: Tolerates hard water but doesn’t thrive

Water pH: Lower, more acidic pH

Breeding: This species requires an acidic tank, a diet of live food and dense vegetation.

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