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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1920

Native Location:

Borneo

Environment:

Small streams and fast-flowing water

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Dark Gray – solid colored
  • Light gray with three black stripes on body
  • Middle stripe, most times passes through the eye to its lips
  • Black spots in between stripes

Finnage:

  • Males – elongated unpaired fins
  • Both male and female – dull fins without any bold coloring
  • Male has bars on its back that are very distinctive and absent in other Betta species

Size:

5.5 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Live or frozen food only (this includes chopped earthworms)

Water and Hardness:

Soft – hardness: 7-12; alkaline – 0-4

Water Temperature:

68-77 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

5.0-6.8

Breeding:

The female begins the spawning process in this pair, which happens at the bottom of the fish tank. They produce at least 100 fry.

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