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Whiteseam fighter - Betta albimarginata

Whiteseam fighter - Betta albimarginata

Scientific name: Betta albimarginata

Common name: Whiteseam fighter

Family: Osphronemidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 16°N (71.43 - 285.71ppm)

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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

Whiteseam fighters will accept quality flakes or pellets but prefers to feed on live or frozen foods. Micro worms, brine shrimp, blood worms, and Cyclops are all accepted.


Asia; Whiteseam fighter is to be found in Borneo and Kalimantan.


Males will display a more vibrant colouration, the females will look drab against them.


This species of Betta belongs to the mouth brooders. They require soft water for breeding and once the eggs have been laid, the male will take on the parental duties. The male will incubate the eggs and brood the fry until they are ready for release. The fry should be dark and will accept newly hatched brine shrimp or Cyclops as son as they are free.


The expected life span for Betta albimarginata is 2-3 years.

Short description

Unusually for Betta, a pair can be housed in the same tank; they are actually best kept in groups. Betta albimarginata prefer soft water but will tolerate a range of water parameters. Good filtration is required with regular water changes.Keep this Betta in shoals and give them enough space for swimming. You should change their food often. Otherwise, they will be unhappy.


Thanks to Ted! Some pictures were bought from fighter, picture 1 Whiteseam fighter, picture 2 Whiteseam fighter, picture 3 Whiteseam fighter, picture 4 Whiteseam fighter, picture 5 Whiteseam fighter, picture 6 Whiteseam fighter, picture 7 Whiteseam fighter, picture 8 Whiteseam fighter, picture 9 Whiteseam fighter, picture 10

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