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Biota Captive-Bred Marine Betta
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Biota Captive-Bred Marine Betta (Calloplesiops altivelis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 8"
Origin Captive-Bred
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

More BIG news from Biota®! The Biota® Captive-Bred Marine Betta are now among the growing list of captive-bred aquatic life from the experts at Biota®. LiveAquaria® is proud to add these stellar beauties to our selection of out of this world captive-bred fish.

The Biota® Captive-Bred Marine Betta is a perfectly adorable miniature of the adult Marine Betta, sporting deep black coloration adorned with white speckles and spots. Even the familiar “eye spot” on the later section of the dorsal fin is present in young specimens.

Marine Bettas are sometimes referred to as the Comet and can naturally be found in rocky crevasses, at depths up to 45 meters. It is a hardy and disease-resistant fish. A predator by nature, it assumes a "head down" position, with its false "eye spot" near the tail resembling the head of a moray eel.

The Marine Betta is not commonly kept in a reef-style aquarium, but it is reported to be safe with corals and anemones, however, it will eat all small fish and shrimp. It is nocturnal and requires hiding places to provide it shelter from bright lighting, being more active at dusk.

The Biota® Captive-Bred Marine Betta has other unique advantages over wild-harvested species. For one, the Biota® Captive-Bred Marine Betta is very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, it makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike. Also, the Biota® Captive-Bred Marine Betta are familiar with prepared marine aquarium foods such as Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp and even quality marine pellet and flake foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1” to 2”

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