|| Betta splendens
||The Plakat is the common name for the original Betta,
it generally refers to an individual that has not been bred for
color or fins and is true to the wild form.
||Up to 2½ inches (6.5 cm)
||SOUTH ASIA: Sluggish waters in Thailand.
| Min Tank Size:
||5 gallon for a single specimen.
||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.
||Omnivorous, flake foods, frozen or live. Will also
accept some fresh vegetables if in small enough pieces.
||Peaceful and sedentary, males are territorial and
cannot be combined.
||PH: 6.0 to 8.0, Temperature 70° to 82°F (24 to 30°C),
dH range: 5 - 19
|| Easy once acclimated.
||Good with any other peaceful community fish that
will not nip fins.
||Good for all.