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Scientific Name: Betta splendens
Approximate purchase size: 3-4cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How easy are they to care for?
Generally quite easy to care for. Will live with a range of tank mates, however, care must be taken with species that nip fins as Siamese Fighters are prone to bullying.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Naturally found throughout central Thailand in the Chiang Rai province.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Unlike the males, females will happily live in a hareem and coexist together in groups.
What water conditions do they require?
Will happily accept a broad range of water qualities with temperatures of 22 - 30 degrees C and pH ranges of 6.0 - 8.0.
What should you feed them?
Will accept a broad range of foods from Frozen, Flake and sinking pellets.
They can be prone to obesity so take care not to over feed.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Best kept with very peaceful species that are not overly boisterous.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Known bubble nest builders and an interesting courtship to watch. Males will often by wary of females near their nest until it is complete, upon which spawning will then present. Fry should be kept in an area of high humidity, many breeders use items such as cling film to create this within an aquarium. Fry must then be raised on infusoria grade foods for the first few days.