Tan & Ng 1996
Photo by Malcom
Keeping Betta simorum from an Aquarist
Betta simorum can be housed in pairs, species
tanks, and community tanks. Pairs can be housed in a 20 gallon tank,
groups should be housed in a 55 gallon tank or larger. Pairs should
be given cover such as caves and plants. In a pair or species
situation it is possible that fry could be discovered in the tanks.
Betta simorum should have soft acidic water
that is well filtered. They should be kept at high 70s to low 80s F.
Males are more intensely colored. Males also have
pointed dorsal, caudal and anal fins whereas females are rounder.
Simorum is a bubblenester.
||Similar species would be bellica.
||Identification is based upon the location of the
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wild Bettas Gerald Griffin. Flare! 2006
||Tan, H. H. and Ng, P. K. L. 1996. 
||Kottelat, M. and A.J. Whitten, 1996. 
||Swamp in Rantau Panjang, Jambi Prov., Sumatra,
||MZB (present ZRC 39628)
||CMK 11182 (5)
ZRC 38549 (4), 39118 (19)
||Indonesia: Jambi, Rantau Pangang, Sumatra
||Bangka island 
||pH4.5/GH0-1/KH0-1/TDS10/ brown water 
Last modification submitted by Gerald Griffin 05.17.08 (mm.dd.yy)