LiveAquaria® is offering a female Halfmoon Betta, which 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.
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 and are available in an assortment of eye-catching colors. The Halfmoon Betta shares the same care requirements as other Betta splendens varieties. In their natural environment, Bettas 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. If you decide to keep females with a dominate male, it is suggested to keep more than one female, so any aggression is spread out amongst the females. If you are interested in introducing just one female for breeding purposes, you can use a breeding box that would allow the fish to see each other without attacking each other and then releasing the female if they appear to be compatible. If all goes well, during courtship the male will wrap the female and she will drop her eggs which the male will collect and place them into a bubble nest he has created. The female should be removed from the tank after dropping her eggs.
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”