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Betta imbellis - Peaceful bettaMagyarul / Hungarian
Betta imbellis - Peaceful bettaBetta imbellis - Peaceful bettaBetta imbellis - Peaceful betta
  • Scientific name: Betta imbellis
  • Common name: Peaceful betta
  • Group: Labyrinth fishes
  • Habitat: Asia; Thailand, Malaysia
  • Size: 5 cm
  • Biotope: Inhabits shallow, marshy regions
  • Social behavior: Males are aggressive towards one another, but injuries rarely occur in fights. Thus it is possible to keep more than one male in a roomy tank. This species is peaceful towards other fish. Do not combine with aggressive or fin-nipping fish.
  • Diet: Flakes, live, Tubifex, insect larvae, Brine Shrimp.
  • Breeding: Breeding is not difficult.
  • Tank: Minimum 50 litres
  • Population: 1 couple for 50 litres
  • Decoration: Roots, thick vegetation
  • Temperature: 25-30 °C
  • pH: 6,8-7
  • Hardness: 7-10NK°
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years

Description: An elongated, laterally compressed fish with a rounded caudal fin and an upturned mouth. The coloring is highly variable, although fins are not nearly as elongate as those of Betta splendens. The edge of the anal fin is fairly straight, and not flowing. Females have duller colors.

Males are more colorful and have more elaborate fins.

Use a shallow spawning tank with no water current, plants, and retreats for females. The male constructs a bubble nest at the water's surface. After each pairing, the male pushes and spits the eggs up to the bubble nest. In all, 400-500 eggs are laid. Remove the female after spawning. The male cares for the eggs and should be removed after 24-36 hours, when the eggs hatch. The fry look like little hairs at the water's surface. Start feeding with micro foods and egg yolk. Later the fry can be fed with powdered dry foods.