Howong Betta (Betta unimaculata)

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Howong Betta

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Howong Betta

Betta unimaculata

114 Litres (30 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6 - 8

21.1-26.7°C (70 -80 °F)

0-3 °d

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-3 years

Family

Osphronemidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Howong Betta, One-Spot Betta, One Spot Mouthbrooder, Blue One Spot Mouthbrooder

Additional scientific names

Parophiocephalus unimaculatus


Origin

This fish is known only from the upper Kayan and Howong drainages in east Borneo, Indonesia.

Sexing

Females are much less colourful than the males. These are paternal mouthbrooders, the male will look after eggs and fry.

Tank compatibility

Females aren't likely to get along, contrary to Betta splendens, which captive bred types males aren't likely to.

Diet

Feed meaty foods such as bloodworm.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a well planted tank with hiding places with things such as rockwork and bogwood. A male/female pair can be housed in a 38 Litres (10 US G.), but for larger groups ideally the tank should be no smaller than 151 Litres (40 US G.).

Behaviour

A generally peaceful Betta except when spawning.

Identification

A large and elongated Betta with a spade-shaped caudal fin. Males have blue iridescent scales and fins.

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