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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1910

Native Location:

Mostly Borneo but also on Sumatra, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Environment:

Clear, moving streams and turbid ditches

Water Temperature:

82 degrees Fahrenheit

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Gray to yellowish body
  • Iridescent green on the gill cover

Finnage:

  • Anal fin has dark band
  • Caudal fins are submargined with a lighter band

Size:

More than 3 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Live and frozen as well as flaked and dried

Water and Hardness:

Near zero calcium-magnesium hardness

Water Temperature:

75 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

Tolerates a variety of conditions

Breeding:

This fish is not easy to breed and does not fight off diseases very well especially in dirty water. The Betta taeniata female can produce a clutch of up to 300 eggs.

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