From the Betta Splenden Complex.
IUCN Red List: N/A
A very beautiful betta that is a hybrid variation of the Smaragdina Guitar. Compared to the regular Smaragdina guitar, they are genetically steel blue with no metallic genes. The combination of homozygous iridescence (steel blue) and no metallic genes cause them to have a steel grey appearance. They generally have a spade tail but some are round tail, young males can often have round tail that'll later become spadetail.
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.)
Temperature : 75-85 (much better coloration at warmer temperature above 78 degrees)
Diet: Carnivorous, we currently feed them live blackworms, frozen bloodworms and pellets.