Other Brunei Beauty Names:
Brunei Beauty, Borneo Betta, Peacock Betta, Spotfin Betta
Brunei Beauty Scientific Name:
Brunei Beauty Temperament:
Species Type: Labyrinth Fish
Brunei Beauty Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)
Brunei Beauty Life Expectancy: 4 years
Brunei Beauty Habitat: Asian rivers (Borneo)
Brunei Beauty Minimum Tank Size:
Timid but males are highly aggressive with one another.
Brunei Beauty Diet & Nutrition:
Carnivorous - will eat meats, live foods, and commercial betta food.
Brunei Beauty Description:
Only specialists should try to keep the fish. Requires painfully pure and very soft water(90% RO), with a strong current, filtration over active peat. Large tanks are also advised, the fish can swim extremely fast, and have been known to kill themselves by swimming against the tank glass. Tanks should be covered extremely well, as Betta macrostoma is an excellent jumper, and is susceptible to cold air. Lot's of hideouts, especially floating plants, and very frequent large waterchanges. An UV filter is strongly recommended.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Because this is a timid species with very specific water requirements, it is best left as a pair
Brunei Beauty Breeding & Spawning:
If the fish can be kept alive, usually breeding will occur. Breeding invloved the creation of a bubble nest as well as the passing of eggs from the mouth of the mother to the mouth of the father. The fish can be bred after 6 months, breeding occurs near the surface, and the female takes the initiative.
Determining Brunei Beauty Sex:
Males tend to have a greater depth in redness. Females will tend to be grey in color.
Brunei Beauty Diseases:
This species has very strict water requirements and is a challange to keep alive.
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