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Platinum Dumbo Betta (Betta splendens)
Platinum Dumbo Betta
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Platinum Dumbo Betta (Betta splendens)

Overview

Inject unexpected elegance to your freshwater aquarium landscape with the majestic and monochromatic Platinum Dumbo Betta. The Platinum Dumbo Betta is a premium variety of Betta splendens that has been selectively bred for its highly ornate fins and pronounced pectoral fins that impart the playful appearance of a large-eared elephant. The dramatic pectoral prowess of the Platinum Dumbo Betta beautifully animates every movement of your Platinum Dumbo Betta as it navigates your freshwater aquarium landscape.

The Platinum Dumbo Betta shares the same care requirements as other Betta splendens varieties. As such, only one male Betta should be kept in an aquarium. However, the smaller, shorter-finned females may be housed together with caution. If kept in a community aquarium, the Platinum Dumbo Betta should be housed with peaceful fish that will not nip at the Betta's glorious, flowing fins.

The ideal environment for your Platinum Dumbo Betta is a properly filtered and heated aquarium that maintains a stable temperature between 75° and 86°F. For best care, the Platinum Dumbo Betta should be kept singularly or with suitable, peaceful tank mates in aquariums of at least 4 gallons in size. In addition, provide your Platinum Dumbo Betta with convenient access to a variety of hiding places where it can rest or seek shelter. A well aquascaped and appropriately sized aquarium with a filter and heater is essential for the successful long term care of this otherwise hardy freshwater aquarium fish.

Bettas are relatively easy to breed in the home aquarium by the dedicated aquarium hobbyist. For breeding purposes, a male and female pair can be temporarily housed together. Once the female lays her eggs, the eggs are placed inside a bubble nest and tended to by the male Betta. Fry appear in about 24 hours and must initially be fed very fine food, such as crushed or powdered fish food flakes and newly hatched brine shrimp. Fry will also eagerly accept finely chopped hard-boiled egg yolk.

The Platinum Dumbo Betta is a carnivore and should be offered a varied diet including quality flake foods, pelleted Betta food, and frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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