Wild Caught Betta Ideii from Indonesia
From the Betta Unimaculata Complex.
Betta Idieii are a mouth brooding betta in the Unimaculata complex. They are closely related to Patoti and the two can be difficult to tell apart. Males have unique iridescence and scaling through out their bodies including the typical blue coloration on their cheeks and lower jaws. In Ideii, this iridescence is much more spread and the scaling appears to be more numerous. Ideii also has presence of an orange patch in front of the eye running continuous with upper lip as well as a white vertical patch that is noticeable on the lower lip.
IUCN Red List: N/A (Not found on IUCN)
Temperament: Like many of the species in this complex, with the largest bettas, they can be aggressive. We recommend that they be kept in a species only tank as they can eat anything that fits in their big mouth.
Maximum Size: 4-4.5 inches.
Diet: Currently feeding on live, frozen and dried foods.
TDS ~ 60 - 100
pH ~ 5.0 - 7.0
Temperature: 72 - 82F (prefer cooler temp, but higher temp induce coloration and breeding behaviors)
Diet: Carnivorous, we currently feed them blackworms, frozen bloodworms and pellets.