Betta imbellis

Common Names: Crescent Betta
Peaceful Betta
Family: Osphronemidae
Category: Labyrinth_Fish
Distribution: Asia; Malaysia
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Streams and still waters
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Will accept live, frozen, freeze-dried and flake foods. Floating plants are appreciated.
6 - 7.2
24°C - 29°C
75°F - 84°F
4 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5.5cm (2.2")
Female: 5.5cm (2.2")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have brighter coloration.
Breeding: Breeding is similar to B. splendens (Siamese Fighting Fish). The male will build a bubble nest. Make sure the pair is conditioned weeks beforehand.
Comments: Betta imbellis is a good fish for a quiet, peaceful community tank. Males can be kept together in a large enough tank. As with other Betta species, make sure there is a cover as they are good jumpers. These fish are much more peaceful than the Siamese Fighting Fish.
Main Colours: Brown, Red, Blue
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: solublefish
Contributors: gnr4ever8794, bettachris, Joe Potato
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