LiveAquaria® is offering a male Yellow Halfmoon Betta, which are part of the Betta splendens genus and species 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. The deep golden yellow color of this Betta’s body radiates into its fins including the characteristic halfmoon shaped tail and gives it standout status from other Bettas.
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, this one in yellow. The Yellow 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 2-1/2”. 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 are interested in breeding, use a breeding box so the breeding pair can see each other without attacking each other and then releasing the male if they appear to be compatible. After the female drops her eggs and they are fertilized, 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 Shipping Size: 2”