With a magnificent sweeping tail, the Orange Betta Male is truly a perfect representative of Betta splendens. Vibrant orange coloring gives it its name, while its temperament lives up to the title of “Siamese Fighting Fish”, a clear sign that these gorgeous specimens should not be housed in an aquarium with other Betta males.
The Betta finds an ideal environment in a well-filtered aquarium that holds a steady temperature of between 75° and 86°F. While the Betta is frequently sold in small bowls in stores, it is recommended that Betta splendens be kept in aquariums of at least 4 gallons with peaceful tank mates for the most ideal outcome. A filter and a heater provide essential circumstances for these hardy and colorful species. As they prefer a variety of hiding places, foliage and freshwater plants are most welcome.
Betta splendens can be bred in a home aquarium. Males and females can be temporarily housed together for the sake of breeding. Once the female has laid the eggs, they are placed inside a bubblenest and tended to by the male, following which the Fry appear after 24 hours. These Fry need to be fed small food initially, such as crushed or powdered flakes and newly hatched brine shrimp. Finely chopped, hard-boiled egg yolk will also do fine.
The Betta splendens is a carnivore, and it is important to provide it with quality flake food, frozen or free-fried bloodworms and brine shrimp.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" - 2"