Dragon Scale Halfmoon Bettas are part of the Betta splendens genus and species that is popular among home aquarists around the world. Because of careful breeding the colorations and tail size and tail formation of this species is quite expansive and adds to their prized specimen status.
Dragon Scale Halfmoon Betta are popular and a ‘must-have’ among many Betta owners because of their unique tail fin formation that displays in a halfmoon shape. Coupled with metallic scales that resemble those of the fictional dragon, these males display in a white color with vibrant orange fins, resembling tulle on a ballerina’s tutu. Striking features individually, they add up to a show stopping specimen for your freshwater aquarium.
The Dragon Scale Halfmoon Betta shares the same care requirements as other Betta splendens varieties. In their natural environment, Bettas are freshwater fish that live in heavily planted slow or standing bodies of water, such as floodplains, canals, and rice patties so do not require a large freshwater tank environment. Care should be taken not to house Bettas in jars or bowls even though their length at maturity is about 2.5”. With an easy care level, even beginning hobbyists can achieve success keeping this beautiful species of freshwater fish. Only one male Betta should be kept in an aquarium.
Dragon Scale Halfmoon Bettas are carnivores and should be offered a varied diet including quality flake foods, pelleted Betta food, and frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.
Approximate purchase size: 2”