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Betta picta

Family: Osphronemidae
Species: Betta picta
Common Name: Spotted betta
Size: Up to 2.4 inches (6 cm)
Habitat: Asia: Indonesia
Min Tank Size: 5 gallon for a single specimen.
Note: Bettas are sold in small cups at the store, this is not the way to keep them. While they can survive for a time in a small space it is hardly ideal and borders on cruelty. They should be kept in an aquarium with filtration and heating just like any other tropical fish. Do not fall prey to the novelty aquariums sold to house these animals.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake foods, frozen or live. Will also accept some fresh vegetables if in small enough pieces.
Behavior: Peaceful, can be kept in groups.
Water: Temperature 72°F to 76°F (22-24°C), pH range: 6.5 - 7.5, dH range: 7 - 22
Care: Easy
Communities: Keep in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks with any other peaceful fish that will not nip fins.
Suitability: Good for all.

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