Persephone Betta (Betta persephone)
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This animal is available captive bred
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- Persephone Betta, Dwarf Betta, Black Small Fighter
- Endemic to Johor, Malaysia.
- Males have more vibrant colouration and have a pointed dorsal fin.
- A Betta that can be housed in male/female pairs. A pair can be housed in 19 Litres (5 US G.), in groups they need at least 76 Litres (20 US G.). Like many wild bettas, they are timid fish, and tank mates should thus be chosen with care.
- Will accept live and frozen foods, such as bloodworms. Pellets may or may not be accepted, but do not expect them to take flake.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- This Betta comes from blackwater environments and should have soft, acidic water. They will not tolerate hard, alkaline water and will lose most of their color and vitality in such conditions.
- A generally peaceful Betta, but they will argue with their own kind. They are bubblenesters and follow the normal bubblenesting 'script'.
- Can be confused with Betta miniopinna, the only other blackwater betta with similar coloration. The most reliable way to distinguish the two is that B.miniopinna is from Selangor, Malaysia, while B.persephone is from Johore, Malaysia.
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