From the Betta Splenden Complex.
IUCN Red List: N/A
BWA - Bred by us at Blackwater Aquatics
A very beautiful betta with a variation of blue and red on it's body and fins. Compared to the regular Smaragdina, these would have black bars on the caudal and dorsal fins instead of dots. They generally have a spade tail as well. This is U.S line bred Wild Betta Smaragdina Guitar. These fishes were bred by us and selected for body shape and coloration.
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.