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Betta fusca - Betta fusca

Betta fusca - Betta fusca

Scientific name: Betta fusca

Common name: Betta fusca

Family: Osphronemidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 12 cm (4.33 - 4.72 inch)

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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.

Origin

Asia; Betta fusca are found in Indonesia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Sexing

Males will have a broader head then the females and extended pelvic fins.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Betta fusca is 3-5 years.

Short description

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.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Betta fusca, picture 1 Betta fusca, picture 2 Betta fusca, picture 3

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