Sunday, April 7, 2013

Slender Betta - Betta bellica

Species name: Betta bellica

Synonym: Betta fasciata

Common Names: Slender betta

Family: Belontiidae 

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 13 cm / 5 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Thailand, Sumatra, Malaysia

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Do not keep with smaller fish

Water parameters: temperature 24-30ÂșC / 75-86°F; pH 6.0 - 7.5

Aquarium setup: Betta bellica (Slender betta) needs a tank of at least 80 cm / 30 inches. Provide plenty of hiding places. The tank must be covered because the fish will attempt to jump.

Feeding: Omnivorous. Loves small live food(insects)

Breeding: Unknown.

Betta Bellica Female

Betta Bellica Male