From the Betta Albimarginata Complex.
IUCN Red List: Endangered (Very high risk of becoming extinct in the wild)
Wild caught Betta Channoides from Melak.
The Channoides have a more robust body than the Albimarginata and is more red, whereas the Albimarginata can be more of a burgundy to orange color. The easiest way to differentiate them is that the dorsal fin on the Channoides is all red with no black.
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.