Sunday, April 7, 2013

Betta trifasciata

Species name: Betta trifasciata


Common Names: Betta trifasciata

Family: Belontiidae 

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Southeast Asia: Malaysia and Singapore. Reported from Sumatra, Indonesia 

Temperament: Usually aggressive towards smaller fish. 

Company: Betta trifasciata usually ignore fishes of it’s own size, but sometimes quarrels may occur between other bettas. Betta trifasciata is best kept with other species of the same size. Avoid keeping with other Betta species.

Water parameters: Temperature 22-26ÂșC / 72-79°F; pH 5.0 - 6.0

Aquarium setup: Betta trifasciata needs an aquarium with the minimum length of 100cm / 40 inches. The aquarium should be well planted with dense vegetation that makes for good hiding places. Betta trifasciata wants floating plants in the aquarium.

Feeding: Betta trifasciata diet should consists mainly of live food, such as brine shrimp, even though they might accept freeze dried food. Betta trifasciata is a voracious eater. 

Breeding: Betta trifasciata is a bubble nest builder that requires a lot of space to breed. Much of its breeding styles are unknown.