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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1991

Native Location:

Pinyuh and Kepayang Rivers in West Kalimantan, Borneo

Environment:

  • Streams
  • Marshy streams

Food:

  • Bloodworms
  • Mites
  • Ostracods

Water pH:

4.5

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

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

Finnage:

  • 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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