Stiktos Betta (Betta stiktos)

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Stiktos Betta

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Resembles the Malaysian betta imbellis

Betta stiktos

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")




6.0 - 8.0

15.6-21.1°C (60 -70 °F)

3.0-6.0 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-2 years



This animal is available captive bred

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in the Mekong drainage in Cambodia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more colourful than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Betta which can be housed in male/female pairs or in species tanks, although multiple males will be territorial towards one another so need a lot of cover and hiding places. For a species tank with a group they should be kept in no smaller than 114 Litres (30 US G.).

Diet[edit | edit source]

Feed meaty foods such as bloodworm.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day. It's recommended to skip a day once a week.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a well planted tank with hiding places with things such as rockwork and bogwood.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Peaceful mostly, will occasionally nip, but it's more for show, and doesn't do any real damage.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Colouration is more intense than the similar Malaysian Betta imbellis.

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