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 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

10-15 °d

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-10 years

Family

Osphronemidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Red Fin Betta, Small Fin Fighter


Origin

Endemic to Selangor, Malaysia.

Sexing

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

Tank compatibility

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

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

A generally peaceful Betta.

Identification

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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