Emerald Betta (Betta smaragdina)

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Emerald Betta

Betta smaragdina

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")




6.0 - 8.0

15.6-26.7°C (60 -80 °F)

5-19 °d

1:2-3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-2 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

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

Origin[edit | edit source]

Thailand, and Vietnam

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more colourful.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Betta.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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