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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1986

Native Location:

Malay Peninsula

Environment:

Shaded, blackwater, forest streams

Water and Hardness:

Soft

Water pH:

Acidic – 4.0-5.0

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

Similar to their native habitat

  • Yellowish gray
  • Black lower jaw
  • Black marks on chin that are teardrop-shaped

Size:

4 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

Live and frozen foods

Water pH:

Acidic

Breeding:

To breed Betta waseri, the fish tank must be at least 30 gallons. Fill it only halfway with RO water. Help lower the pH by adding tannic leaves. They will tolerate a more neutral pH environment, but it isn’t best for spawning. Provide a flowerpot and PVC pipe for privacy.

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