Wild caught Betta Siamorientalis from Vietnam
The specific location is just outside of Ho Chi Minh city.
Wild fish generally look similar, often times they may have torn fins or missing scales from regular sparring that occurs in nature. This species closely resemble that of Betta Imbellis but has a darker body which is why they are sometimes referred to as the "black imbellis."
From the Betta Splendens Complex.
IUCN Red List: N/A
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.