Whiteseam fighter - Betta albimarginata
Scientific name: Betta albimarginata
Common name: Whiteseam fighter
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.
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.
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