Betta fusca - Betta fusca
Scientific name: Betta fusca
Common name: Betta fusca
Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 12 cm (4.33 - 4.72 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 18°N (178.57 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Betta Fusca will accept all foods offered. Quality flake should be given for the staple diet, blood worms, brine shrimp, and white worms are also relished by this fish.
Asia; Betta fusca are found in Indonesia, Sumatra and Borneo.
Males will have a broader head then the females and extended pelvic fins.
The females will initiate the spawning, when she has laid the eggs they are scooped up by the male, any missed will be picked up by the female and passed over. The male will do all of the brooding, this normally lasts for 2 weeks but can vary with the water temperature. When the fry are released, they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Betta fusca is 3-5 years.
Keep Betta fusca in a well planted tank with plenty of hiding places. Use floating plants for cover and to provide shady areas in the aquarium. They are classed as a peaceful species and prefer peaceful tank mates.
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