The Hellboy Plakat Betta is a beautiful species, doing justice to the Plakat variety with their gorgeous coloration and incredible fin variety. Red is the most present and defining color of the Hellboy Betta, although the gradation of color can vary. While all Plakat Bettas are eye-candy, the Hellboy Plakat Betta is a one-of-a-kind, high-quality specimen.
The Hellboy Plakat Betta has a beautiful half-moon tail that spans 180 degrees on its posterior. The Hellboy Classic Plakat Betta has a slightly smaller tailfin, that doesn’t create a full half-moon shape.
The Plakat variety of Betta is defined by their shorter fins and tails when compared to other varieties of Betta splendens.
The Betta finds an ideal environment in a well-filtered aquarium that holds a steady temperature of between 75° and 86°F. While the Betta is frequently sold in small bowls in stores, it is recommended that Betta splendens be kept in aquariums of at least 4 gallons with peaceful tank mates for the most ideal outcome. A filter and a heater provide essential circumstances for these hardy and colorful species. As they prefer a variety of hiding places, foliage and freshwater plants are most welcome.
Betta splendens can be bred in a home aquarium. Males and females can be temporarily housed together for the sake of breeding. Once the female has laid the eggs, they are placed inside a bubblenest and tended to by the male, following which the Fry appear after 24 hours. These Fry need to be fed small food initially, such as crushed or powdered flakes and newly hatched brine shrimp. Finely chopped, hard-boiled egg yolk will also do fine.
The Betta splendens is a carnivore, and it is important to provide it with quality flake food, frozen or free-fried bloodworms and brine shrimp.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" - 2"