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Betta Unimaculata

11:02 PM - January 12, 2013 by Adam Short

Date Classified: 1905

Native Location: Borneo

Environment: Rivers, streams, puddles, trickles and ditches

Water pH: 7.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance: 

•    Male – intense blue-green with and/or without iridescence
•    Male – horizontal stripes until fully grown
•    Female – less intense blue-green
•    Female – horizontal stripes even fully grown


•    Male – anal fin has blue band margined in black on outside; spots on inside
•    Male and Female – some strains have muted blue body and head

Size: Less than 6 inches with the males being larger

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

Water and Hardness: Calcium-magnesium – 10-20

Water Temperature: 70-77 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH: 6.5-7.5

Breeding: They spawn near the bottom, toward nightfall. Keep the large tank well covered and fill with many different types of vegetation. Use 3-inch PVC tubes or clay flowerpots for caves.

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