Betta falx

6. July 2007

Betta falx, belonging to the Betta picta form circle, was scientifically described 1998 by Tan and Kottelat. Their origin is the central part of Sumatra, where it occurs in dense overgrown, nearly standing waters. The water conditions at the habitat (pH 5.7, GH 0 – 1, KH 0 – 1) do not have to be kept in the aquarium, Betta falx get along even with higher water equivalents. One can already maintain several pairs of those about 6 cm largely growing species in a 60 cm aquarium. The aquarium should be densly planted and not lighted up too strongly. A nutrition with small living food such as Cyclops, water fleas and Culex larvae is ideal, frosted- and flake food is however likewise accepted. Betta falx is a mouth breeder, the male takes care on the approximately 70 eggs, while the female takes over the territory defense. The raising of the fry with Artemia Naupliae is not difficult.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Sumatra