Peaceful Betta (Betta imbellis)

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Peaceful Betta

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Peaceful Betta

Betta imbellis

38 Litres (10 US G.)

5-6 cm (2-2.4")




6.0 - 7.0

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

5-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Crescent Betta, Peaceful Betta

Additional scientific names

Betta phuket

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have more vibrant colours and more elaborate fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Does best kept in a species tank, or kept with peaceful and non-nippy non-anabantoid tank mates. Can be kept in pairs, and if the tank is large enough, several pairs can be kept together.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet, flake, bloodworm, daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day, this fish, as with most Betta species, is prone to constipation and over-eating so its diet must be carefully regulated.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Needs hiding places on all levels of the tank, tall plants and caves preferred. Does not appreciate a strong current.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A fairly shy Betta without the aggression of its cousin the fancy Betta splendens.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A striking Betta with a black/green body and green dorsal with black bars, the anal, caudal and ventral fins all have a significant amount of red colouration, the anal and caudal fin also have blue. This fish has been hybridised with the Betta splendens and can resemble a plakat Betta splendens to the untrained eye, the colouration and slightly longer and more delicate body shape, however, is a give away.

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