Red Fin Betta (Betta miniopinna)

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Red Fin Betta

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Red Fin Betta

Betta miniopinna

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")




7.0 - 7.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

10-15 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-10 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Red Fin Betta, Small Fin Fighter

Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Selangor, Malaysia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have more vibrant colouration and have a pointed dorsal fin.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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.). They can work in community set ups with peaceful tank mates.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Should accept most foods including pellets and live/frozen food such as bloodworm.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

B.miniopinna comes from blackwater environments and should have soft acidic water that is well filtered.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Betta.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be confused with Betta persephone, as B.miniopinna has red pectoral fins always, and B.persephone has red pectoral fins sometimes. The most reliable way to distinguish is that B.miniopinna is from Selangor, Malaysia, while B.persephone is from Johore, Malaysia. Closely related to the Wine Red Betta.

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