This small (5-6 cm) mouthbrooding species from Thailand is a very nice addition to the good assortment of wild collected Betta we currently have in stock. Betta simplex is a very close relative to the species Betta picta from Java, Betta falx from Sumatra, and Betta taeniata from Borneo. All the mentioned species share the same ancestor. The males have a broad green to blue (reddish in B. falx) seam in the anal and the caudal fin. Our B. simplex are not fully grown yet, but already sexually ripe. The males do show already what beauties they will become when fully adult. In contrast to many other mouthbrooding Betta species, B. simplex is not adopted to soft, acidic water, for the natural habitat (near the town of Krabi in the south of Thiland) is characterised by lime stone hills.
For our customers: the fish have code 387752 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer