From the Betta Splendens Complex.
The rarest of all the splendens complex found only in the Mekong River in Cambodia. This species was thought to be once extinct but a recent reemergence by a handful of breeders was made. Physically they are very similar to Smaragdinas, however, they have a much smaller stouter body as well as fins. The scaling is also different in that they are much more spread out and apparent, they also have more scaling in the cheeks and face.
These are kept in our hygenic temperature control drip system. All males come from the same lineage and are generally similar.
IUCN Red List: Data Deficient (Not enough information at this time but most likely highly endangered in the wild)
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 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.)
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.