Wine Red Betta (Betta coccina)

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Wine Red Betta

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Wine Red Betta

Betta coccina

38 Litres (10 US G.)

5-6 cm (2-2.4")




4 - 6

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

0-6 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Wine Red Betta, Wine Red Fighter


Indonesia, and malaysia


Females are a little smaller with shorter fins, males have more colour.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Peaceful, but due to the specific conditions it needs, best in a species tank.


Prefers live food, frozen will be accepted also. In the wild they feed on mosquito larvae.

Feeding regime[edit]

Twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

These fish come from swamps and ponds deep in the forests of Indonesia, and Malaysia. These swamps are shaded and filled with leaf litter where little plant life can grow, because of this the water is tea-coloured and the pH of the water is very low. These ponds are also cooler in temperature than what you'd find wild Betta splendens in.


Can be kept in male/female groups. They're difficult to breed as they pair up, if they don't like their partner, nothing will happen, so it's best to keep them in a mixed group and let them choose their partners themselves. They are bubblenesters, males will become a little territorial and aggressive when they're nest-building.


One of the smaller Betta species, slender long body which is a rich iridescent wine red to dark brown in colour. They also have bright blue eyes.


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