Wild caught Betta Albimarginata collected from Sebuku
From the Betta Albimarginata Complex.
Noted difference from our supplier is that this fish is slightly larger than the type collected in Malinau.
A great beginner fish for someone being introduced to the mouthbrooding betta world. They have more of a maroon or burgundy colored body with black and white seams on their fins. Depending on locality, some may have a more orange body. Their best colors come out when they are the ready to breed.
Due to habitat destruction and the construction of palm oil plantations, these are:
IUCN Red List: Endangered (Very high risk of extinction in the wild)
Temperament: Somewhat territorial, but can be kept in groups as long as there’s enough space. We recommend a pair per 5 gallons of water.
Maximum Size: 2 inches.
Diet: Currently feeding on live foods but can be trained to eat frozen and dried foods.
TDS ~ 60 - 100 (can tolerate high tds water but prefer low tds water)
pH ~ 6.0 -7.0 (prefer softer water)
Temperature: 75 - 85F (prefer cooler temp, but higher temp induce coloration and breeding behaviors)
Diet: Carnivorous, we currently feed them blackworms, frozen bloodworms and pellets.