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Betta breviobesus

Family: Osphronemidae
Species: Betta breviobesus
Common Name: Dusky Betta
Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6.5 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: Sluggish waters of Indonesia.
Min Tank Size: 5 gallon for a single specimen. 10 gallons for a pair. 30 gallons or Larger for groups.
Note: Bettas are sold in small cups at the store, this is not the way to keep them. While they can survive for a time in a small space it is hardly ideal and borders on cruelty. They should be kept in an aquarium with filtration and heating just like any other tropical fish. Do not fall prey to the novelty aquariums sold to house these animals.
Diet: Carnivore, flake foods, frozen or live.
Behavior: Peaceful, males can be territorial and should not be combined.
Water: PH: 5.5 to 7.0, Temperature 71° to 79°F (22 to 26°C), dH range: 5 - 21
Care: Fairly easy needs clean, well filtered water.
Communities: Best in a species tank. May be kept with other peaceful community fish that will not nip fins.
Suitability: For the advanced requires specialized care.

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