Photo by Edward Miller 
Keeping Betta tomi from an Aquarist View
Betta tomi 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 tomi should have soft acidic water that
is well filtered. They should be kept at mid 70s F.
Males are more intensely colored. Males also have
pointed dorsal and anal fins whereas females are rounder.
Tomi is a paternal mouthbrooder.
||Similar species would be all waseri complex members.
||Identification is based upon the face stripes.
Articles on Betta tomi
Big, Yellow Mouthbrooders Stefan vd. Voort. 2003.
Articles on related species
I’ve Got a New Mouthbrooding Betta – Now What? Michael Hellweg. 2003.
wild Bettas Gerald Griffin. Flare! 2006
Attempts at Spawning Betta pi Gerald
||Ng, P. K. L. and Kottelat, M. 1994. 
||Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
Hilton-Taylor, C., 2000. 48]
||Freshwater swamp forest along trib. of Sungai
Mupor, ca. 15 km on road from Kota Tinggi to Mersind (ca.
1°52'N, 103°56'E), Johor, Malaysia.
||CMK 9753 (6)
ZRC 35410 (1), 35411-16 (6)
||7.04 cm SL
||Inhabits well shaded shallow streams in very soft mud
substrate with abundant leaf litter and detritus 
||After professor Tom Lam Toong Jin of the Singapore
||This species is on the
IUCN Red List as
Last modification submitted by Gerald Griffin