Snakehead Betta (Betta channoides)

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Snakehead Betta

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Snakehead Betta

Betta channoides

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.0 - 6.0

23.9-25.6°C (75 -78 °F)

2-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Osphronemidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Snakehead Betta, Cherry Betta


Origin

Mahakam River basin in Kalimantan Timur, Borneo, Indonesia.

Sexing

Males are more vibrant than females. These fish are paternal mouthbrooders.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful Betta which can be housed in pairs or groups. A pair needs at least 38 Litres (10 US G.), groups need over 76 Litres (20 US G.). Can be kept with peaceful tank mates but best in species tanks.

Diet

Should accept most meaty foods including live/frozen bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

These Bettas are quite tolerant of water chemistry but prefer soft acidic conditions. Best kept in planted tanks with plenty of hiding places and no bright lighting.

Behaviour

A generally peaceful Betta.

Identification

An elongated slender Betta. Males are more brightly coloured with a red-brown body, darker brown fins and the anal, caudal and ventral fins are tipped with white. Females are far more washed out and muted than the males.

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