Betta Splendens Complex.
IUCN Red List: N/A - Hybrid species
All males come from the same lineage and are generally similar. Colors can depend on the stress of the fish and the lighting.
Copper imbellis is a type of hybrid Betta Imbellis that is genetically Steel blue with double copy of the metallic genes. This is typical of all splendens type with copper coloration.
Temperament: Males are VERY aggressive and should be kept alone or in tanks with non-male betta mates. Can be kept in a planted community tank of multiple females if there is adequate space.
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: 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature : 75-85 (much better coloration at warmer temperature above 78 degrees)
Diet: Carnivorous, we currently feed them live blackworms, frozen bloodworms and pellets.