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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1994

Native Location:

Southeast coast of Sumatra

Environment:

Blackwater swamp and shallow pools

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium – 0-1; alkaline 0-1

Water pH:

4.8

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Yellowish brown body
  • Darker on top
  • Light spotting on lower body
  • Golden, iridescent spot on gill cover
  • Light, horizontal band runs the length of the fish and divides it into dark and light stripes

Finnage:

  • Caudal fin is similar to a rhombus shape

Size:

Exceeds 4 inches in length

Water and Hardness:

Calcium-magnesium – 0-1; alkaline 0-1

Water pH:

4.8-5.0

Note: The Betta chloropharynx is on the IUCN Red List for vulnerable species.

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