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Betta picta (Spotted Betta)

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Small, mouthbrooding betta that can do well in a quiet community tank but best kept in a single species aquarium.

Females and quiescent males are essentially light brown with horizontal stripes, but in breeding condition the male takes on a bright blue sheen and the chest area and fins turn turquoise.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Males are territorial but they do not fight very strenuously, and in a well planted tank several pairs can be kept without problems.

These fish are mouthbrooders, with the male taking the eggs and incubating them for at least 10 days. The fry are quite large once they emerge, and can tackle newly hatched brine shrimps.

Family Group: Anabantoids
Distribution Indonesia
Temperature 25-30C
Size 5 cm
Water Parameters Soft or neutral water conditions best
Water PH 6.5-7.5

Useful sources of information:

To find out more about labyrinth fish the best resource available is the excellent book by Aqualog called All Labyrinths.The book covers all members of the anabantoid family with over 650 colour photographs. To buy a copy of this book click here