Howong Betta (Betta unimaculata)

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Howong Betta

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Howong Betta

Betta unimaculata

114 Litres (30 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")




6 - 8

21.1-26.7°C (70 -80 °F)

0-3 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-3 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Howong Betta, One-Spot Betta, One Spot Mouthbrooder, Blue One Spot Mouthbrooder

Additional scientific names

Parophiocephalus unimaculatus

Origin[edit | edit source]

This fish is known only from the upper Kayan and Howong drainages in east Borneo, Indonesia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are much less colourful than the males. These are paternal mouthbrooders, the male will look after eggs and fry.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Females aren't likely to get along, contrary to Betta splendens, which captive bred types males aren't likely to.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Feed meaty foods such as bloodworm.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a well planted tank with hiding places with things such as rockwork and bogwood. A male/female pair can be housed in a 38 Litres (10 US G.), but for larger groups ideally the tank should be no smaller than 151 Litres (40 US G.).

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Betta except when spawning.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A large and elongated Betta with a spade-shaped caudal fin. Males have blue iridescent scales and fins.

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