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In The Wild

Date Classified:

1878

Native Location:

Mahachai-Ban Paow area near Bangkok in Samut Sakom Province of central Thailand

Environment:

Coastal swamps

Food:

Insects, larvae

Water pH:

7.8

In Aquaria

Physical Appearance:

  • Dark blue-green

Finnage:

  • One caudal fin
  • One dorsal fin
  • Two pelvic fins
  • One anal fin
  • Two pectoral fins

Size:

2-3 inches in length

Feeding in Captivity:

  • Live/frozen foods
  • Brine shrimp
  • Bloodworms
  • Dried and/or flaked foods
  • Might accept Betta pellets

Water and Hardness:

Enjoys a bit of salt added to the water and slightly hard although this species will tolerate most types of water

Water Temperature:

78-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Water pH:

At least 7 but up to 7.8 is preferred

Breeding:

Easier to breed if salt is added to the aquarium water.

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