Brown’s betta - Betta brownorum
Scientific name: Betta brownorum
Common name: Brown’s betta
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 4.5 - 6
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 8°N (0 - 142.86ppm)
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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
Quality flake can be fed to Brown’s betta but it much prefers live or frozen foods. Blood worms, brine shrimp, krill are ideal for feeding this fish.
Asia; Brown’s bettas are to be found in Indonesia.
Males will display a brighter colouration than females.
Browns Betta is rather unusual as it is capable of breeding by the bubble nest method or by mouth brooding. It is not clear yet as to why it decides to use both methods. The fish will not spawn unless there are two males in with one female, one of the males will get a bit battered but should be removed as soon as spawning takes place.
The expected life span for Betta brownorum is 3-5 years.
Betta brownorum are best kept in planted tanks with plenty of hiding places and caves. A pair can be kept in a 5 gallon tank but for a group, a 20 gallon tank should be used. Soft, acidic water must be provided for these fish along with a good filtration system.
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