Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wine Red Betta - Betta coccina

Species name: Betta coccina


Common Names: Wine Red Betta

Family: Belontiidae 

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 6 cm / 2 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Malaysia and Indonesia

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Males are aggressive with each other. Females are very peaceful.

Water parameters: Temperature 24-28ÂșC / 75-85°F. pH 4.0 – 6.0

Aquarium setup: Betta coccina (Wine Red Betta) needs a small aquarium with plenty of hiding places. A well planted aquarium is to be preferred. 

Feeding: Carnivorous. Prefers small insects.

Breeding: It’s rather difficult with Betta coccina (Wine Red Betta). Takes place in soft acidic water (pH< 5.0). It takes some time for the male and the female to know each other.