From the Betta Foerschi Complex.
IUCN Red List: N/A (Although no information available, we suspect they are a similar status to that of Foerschi, Endangered)
Wild Caught Betta Strohi
Black-brown base body with red-gold bars on opercular cheeks for both males and females. Fully grown adult males have longer anal fins and caudal fins when compare to females Very similar to Foerschi except slightly browner body. Like many of the species in the complex, females showed vertical bars on the body when in breeding mode. Mandor, foerschi, and Strohi are notoriously difficult to sex at a young age, older fish with longer finnage are much easier.
Temperament: Somewhat territorial, but can be kept in groups as long as there’s enough space. We recommend a pair per 5 gallons of water.
Maximum Size: 2.25 inches.
Diet: Currently feeding on live foods but can be trained to eat frozen and dried foods.
TDS ~ 60 - 100 (can tolerate high tds water but prefer low tds water)
pH ~ 6.0 -7.0 (prefer softer water)
Temperature: 75 - 83F (does well in cooler temp, but higher temp induce coloration and breeding behaviors)
Diet: Carnivorous, we currently feed them blackworms, frozen bloodworms and pellets.