Emerald Betta (Betta smaragdina)

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Emerald Betta

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Emerald Betta

Betta smaragdina

Easy

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

288.706 K
15.556 °C
519.67 °R
299.817 K
26.667 °C
539.67 °R
15.6-26.7°C (60 -80 °F)

5-19 °d

1:2-3 M:F

Common

1-2 years

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Emerald Betta, Smaragd Fighter, Smaragd Betta, Emerald Green Betta, Blue Betta


Origin

Thailand, and Vietnam

Sexing

Males are more colourful.

Tank compatibility

A more peaceful Betta which can be kept in pairs in 38 Litres (10 US G.), groups in 114 Litres (30 US G.) or larger. Can be kept in peaceful non-territorial tank mates. In order to breed, they must be kept in species tanks.

Diet

Will eat most meaty foods including bloodworm. May also accept pellet foods.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

These Bettas are quite tolerant of varying water conditions provided they remain healthy and stable. Do best in densely planted tanks.

Behaviour

A generally peaceful Betta.

Identification

An attractive fish similar in very shape to the fancy Plakat Betta splendens. They have green or blue gill plates with wild spots on the tail rays.

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