One of two species in the Betta Dimidiata Complex.
IUCN Red List: Vulnerable (This species is threatened and one step from being endangered)
This betta is found in West Kalimantan area of Indonesia. They have a dark gray/brown body with long flowing fins. You can see a translucent blue on the edges of it’s fin and more pronounced on the anal fin. This betta appears to be very peaceful and can be kept in groups. We have seen the males flare at each other but no real damage is done.
Temperament: Fairly peaceful and can be kept in groups. Males will show off and flare at each other from time to time but no real harm is done. We recommend a pair per 5 gallon tank.
Max Size: 2.3 inches
TDS: 60 - 200 (We keep them in soft water with low TDS to match our other wild bettas but they are more tolerant of water conditions.)
pH: 5.0 - 7.0
Temperature : 75-85 (much better coloration at warmer temperature above 78 degrees)
Diet: Carnivorous, we currently feed them live blackworms, frozen bloodworms and pellets.Breeding: Mouthbrooder