Sunday, April 7, 2013

Brown's Betta - Betta brownorum

Species name: Betta brownorum

Synonym: Betta brownorum

Common Names: Brown's Betta

Family: Belontiidae 

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 6 cm / 2 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Indonesia; Sibu, Matang

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Other small peaceful fishes.

Water parameters: temperature 22-26ÂșC / 70-80°; pH 3.5 - 6.0

Aquarium setup: Betta brownorum (Brown's Betta) prefer large tanks with plenty of plants and silent environment. You should not keep more then 2 males of Betta brownorum (Brown's Betta) in the same aquarium.

Feeding: Carnivorous.

Breeding: The process is very difficult. Betta brownorum (Brown's Betta) breeds in special conditions: pH > 5.0 and low level of water in tank. Breeding takes place only if there are 2 males and one female in the tank. One of the male will beat the other one. Remove the male from tank after breeding as he otherwise will eat the eggs.