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Pugnax - The Forest Betta (Author: Victoria Parnell) (Date Submitted: 1/26/2009) An interesting, easily kept and readily spawned mouthbrooder, the Betta pugnax is an excellent choice for the beginner to wild bettas!
Macrostoma, the Treasure of Brunei (Author: Victoria Parnell) (Date Submitted: 11/30/2008) From the land of Brunei in the northern part of the island of Borneo comes a truly remarkable wild betta with a unique history.
Betta Akarensis (Author: Gerald Griffin) (Date Submitted: 6/5/2004) Betta akarensis is close in appearance to a shortened Betta pugnax, the males showing the green iridescence on the operculum...
Betta Albimarginata (Author: Jesper Thorup) (Date Submitted: 6/5/2004) There was a time when everyone thought of Betta splendens whenever the talk was about Bettas. This is changing. A growing number of people are now showing interest in some of the other species in the genus Betta.
Betta Balunga (Author: Jan Rehwinkel) (Date Submitted: 6/5/2004) Betta balunga is a mouthbrooding fighting fish and one of the wider circle related to B. pugnax within the narrower circle of the B. akarensis group...
Betta Livida (Author: Andrew Smith) (Date Submitted: 8/1/2004) In the summer of 1991, a small, 3 cm, wine-red Betta was collected in the north Selangor area of Malaysia and was duly named, 'livida', after its green eyes, meaning 'jealous'
Betta smaragdina, Part I (Author: Precha Jintasaerewonge) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) The northeast part of Thailand favors Betta smaragdina, especially the provinces that are connected to the river Khong, at the Thai/Lao border. These breeders preserve the tradition of fish fighting as a joyous after-work activity...
Betta smaragdina, Part II (Author: Precha Jintasaerewonge) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) The purpose of this article is to present one more strain of Betta smaragdina; call the ''Guitar''. They are living in clean and clear running stream water.
Bettas in Peril: The Mahachai Situation (Author: Gerald Gardner) (Date Submitted: 6/23/2005) Is Mahachai a valid species? Some argue that the Mahachai fighter is a hybrid of splendens and other local wilds like imbellis, or a hybrid of wild splendens and domestic splendens. (Archived article from 2005)
Care and Breeding of Betta falx (Author: Gerald Griffin) (Date Submitted: 5/9/2005) Betta falx is a relatively new mouthbrooding species out of Jambi, Indonesia...
. HEJSAN FROM SWEDEN EVERYONE! Everything in Sweden is going well, although I'm still busy learning the language and coping with a newborn, so it will be a bit before I'm as active as I'd like with the fish. This is a Facebook update! I have created a new BettySplendens Facebook page that will be used exclusively for betta-related networking. On the 16th of August I will be going through and deleting most of the people on my personal Facebook page who are not actual friends or family (many of you have become friends through the course of the hobby, and of course will not be deleted). If for any reason you wish to remain on my personal page, please let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or FB email. Otherwise, go to the new BettySplendens Facebook page and click the 'like' button for more betta-related news and updates :).
Tack så mycket (that's ''Thank you very much'' in Svenskie-land ;))! ~Victoria~
Slight change of plans! I have decided that, instead of reinventing the wheel, I'm going to create a personal FB page and use the old one purely for betta stuff. So if you're on the original page (now called BettySplendens Bettas), please stay put! :P
For all the betta inquiries: Just a reminder, I am not selling bettas in the US at the present time. I may begin to supply a few select bettas throughout Europe sometime in late Spring 2011. Cheers!
Spotting the Orange Dalmatian Ever since it first started being widely seen in pet stores around late 2004, the spotted orange betta has taken the hobby by storm. But what exactly is it?
Finnage Variations Bettas today come in a wide variety of forms, and new ones are being created all the time. Here are the most popular.
Choosing a Betta There are basically three ways of purchasing bettas. Buying them from a pet store, buying them from a breeder, or buying them online. I'll run through some important things to consider in each of those options.
Defining a Good Crowntail For the purpose of showing in the CT class, Crowntails are defined as bettas exhibiting at least 33% reduction in webbing versus ray length in each of the three primary fins (caudal, anal and dorsal). This requirement must be demonstrated in all three primary fins but does not need to be exhibited between all rays to meet the minimum requirement to be classified as a Crowntail betta.