Betta pugnax

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Family : Osphronemidae
Origin : Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Penang Betta
You can keep this fish as a couple in a community aquarium.  He is peaceful to other fishes.  Those fishes should be large enough, because small fishes are eaten.  The aquarium should be planted densely because they need hiding places.  The light should be dimmed by using floating plants.  They appreciate a strong current.  It is recommended to change a large part of the water regularly.

You should give them live food.

Breeding is rather easy.  Up to 100 eggs are laid and fertilized.  After that the male takes the eggs in his mouth.  He keeps them for 1-2 weeks.  Young fishes can be fed with infusoria and later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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