Betta Smaragdina Hybrid (steel blue heterozygous metallic) | BWA

Betta Smaragdina Hybrid (steel blue heterozygous metallic) | BWA

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From the Betta Splendens Complex.

Quality Betta Smaragdina bred from us and is NOT imported. This is a hybrid type smaragdinas with unique tail patterns iridescence. Its genetic composition is steel blue (grey) with only one copy of the metallic gene. This results in a lime yellow-green coloration. and All males come from the same lineage and are generally similar.

IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Not enough information at this time)

Basic Information

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: 5.0-7.0

Temperature: 75-85 (much better coloration at a warmer temperature above 78 degrees)

Diet: Carnivorous, we currently feed them live blackworms, frozen bloodworms, and pellets.

Breeding: Bubblenester