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Natural Range: Peninsular Malaysia
Estimated Size at Shipping: 2.5-3"
Max Size: 3.5-4.5"
Overview: This was the first mouthbrooding betta Dan ever spawned, and he's been captivated by wild-type bettas ever since. Some mouthbrooders are spectacularly colored. Others, like this one, are more subdued. However, even the most "Plain Jane" among them sport bright iridescent fin margins and they often have nicely flowing finniage and brightly iridescent gill plates. Wild type bettas are typically easy to keep and most are easy to breed and raise. They make a unique addition to any hobbyist's collection.
Setup Considerations: All wild-type bettas are expert jumpers, so be sure the aquarium has a tight lid. In addition, they don't like to fight strong water flow. Several species do come from flowing streams, but they chose the slow areas on the stream margins and shelter in vegetation. They will quickly tire if they constantly have to fight against a current.
Specific Care Requirements: These fish do best when there is shelter in the form of caves and/or dense plants in sections of the tank where they can retire as needed. If sufficient shelters are provided, they can be kept in groups long-term. If there is inadequate shelter, then a few fish will become dominant and constantly harass the others.
Diet: Peaceful Carnivore: These fish are not picky eaters. They will readily accept standard aquarium fare, but will benefit from occasional feedings of frozen and/or live foods.
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Location: Wyoming, United States
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