Howong Betta (Betta unimaculata)
114 Litres (30 US G.)
10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")
6 - 8
21.1-26.7°C (70 -80 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
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- Howong Betta, One-Spot Betta, One Spot Mouthbrooder, Blue One Spot Mouthbrooder
Additional scientific names
- Parophiocephalus unimaculatus
Origin[edit | edit source]
- This fish is known only from the upper Kayan and Howong drainages in east Borneo, Indonesia.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Females are much less colourful than the males. These are paternal mouthbrooders, the male will look after eggs and fry.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Females aren't likely to get along, contrary to Betta splendens, which captive bred types males aren't likely to.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Feed meaty foods such as bloodworm.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful Betta except when spawning.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A large and elongated Betta with a spade-shaped caudal fin. Males have blue iridescent scales and fins.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )