Can be maintained in medium-hard to hard fresh or slightly brackish conditions, and does best in a well-planted, shady tank with plenty of surface cover in the form of tall stem or floating plants.
Driftwood can also be used and other plants such as Microsorum or Taxiphyllum spp. can be attached to it. Small clay plant pots, lengths of plastic piping or empty camera film cases can also be included to provide further shelter.
The addition of some dried leaf litter (beech, oak or Ketapang almond leaves are all suitable) is also recommended. In addition to offering additional shelter for the fish it brings with it the establishment of microbe colonies as decomposition occurs. These microorganisms can provide a valuable secondary food source for fry, whilst the tannins and other chemicals released by the decaying leaves are also thought beneficial.
As it naturally inhabits sluggish waters filtration should not be too strong, with an air-powered sponge filter set to turn over gently adequate. Keep the tank well-covered and do not fill it to the top as like all Betta spp. it requires occasional access to the layer of humid air that will form above the water surface, and is an excellent jumper
- Species – Mahachaiensis Betta (Wild Type)
- Common Name – Mahachaiensis Betta Green Form
- Origin – Thailand
- Diet – Omnivore
- PH Range – Acitic 6.4 – 7
- Water Type – Soft
- Temperature – Tropical 24°c
- Breed Type – Bubble Nest Egg Layer
- Maximum Size – approximately 6cm (body)
- Sex – MALE
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