From the Betta Foerschi Complex.
IUCN Red List: Endangered (Very high risk of extinction in the wild)
Wild caught Betta MandorsThese bettas have a black base body with red bars on opercular cheeks, females will often have gold bars but this is NOT a good indicator of sex. Fully grown adult males have longer anal fins and caudal fins when compared to females. They are very similar to Foerschi except for larger robust body and finnage.
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. Easy to transition to non-live food.
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.