The Delta Tail Betta is part of the Betta splendens genus and species group that is popular among home aquarists around the world. Because of careful breeding the colorations, tail size, and tail formation of this species is quite expansive and adds to their prized specimen status. LiveAquaria® has added a beautiful female Delta Tail Betta to its selection, boasting a triangular tail with rounded edges, and a metallic blue and red body. Although female Bettas are not as showy as their male counterparts, they make an excellent choice for your freshwater aquarium because of their peaceful temperament.
Delta Tail Bettas share 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 tank environment, so even one about 4 gallons in size would be sufficient to house one Betta, as their length at maturity is about 2.5”. An ideal environment for the Delta Tail Betta is an aquarium that maintains a stable temperature between 75° and 86°F, carbonate hardness of 0-25 KH and pH levels of 6.0-8.0. With an easy care level, even beginning hobbyists can achieve success keeping this beautiful species of freshwater fish.
For breeding purposes, male and female Delta Tail Bettas can be temporarily housed together. Once the female lays the eggs, the eggs are placed inside a bubble nest and tended by the male Betta. Fry appear in about 24 hours and must be fed very small food initially, such as crushed or powdered flakes and newly hatched brine shrimp. Fry will also accept finely chopped hard-boiled egg yolk.
A carnivore, adults should be offered a varied diet including quality carnivore foods including frozen bloodworms, freeze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.
Approximate purchase size: ¾” to 1”