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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1986

Native Location:

Southwest of the Malay Peninsula

Environment:

Water of floodplains

Water pH:

5-5.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

Similar to their native habitat

  • Slender
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Greenish black
  • Bluish black

Finnage:

  • Unpaired fins are greenish-blue, sometimes with red
  • Pelvic fins are dark red with white tips

Size:

1.5 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Live food only

Water and Hardness:

No special instructions

Water Temperature:

78-82 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

5.5 or less

Breeding:

They need acidic environment, RO water with densely planted tank. Fry can be left with these parents who are not cannibalistic.

Note: At the request of Dr. Maurice Kottelat, Betta Persephone was put on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. This occurred because of logging that poses a threat to its native habitat.

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