Betta aurigans

Tam & Lim 2004

Keeping Betta aurigans from an Aquarist View


Betta aurigans can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks.  Pairs can be housed in a 10 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.

Water Conditions

Betta aurigans 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.


Aurigans is a paternal mouthbrooder.

Similar Species Similar species would be all akarensis complex members.
Identification Identification is based upon the face stripes.

Articles on Betta aurigans


Articles on related species

Breeding Betta climacura* – Gerald Griffin. Flare! Mar/Apr 1990

I’ve Got a New Mouthbrooding Betta – Now What? Michael Hellweg. 2003.

Working with wild Bettas Gerald Griffin.  Flare! 2006

Original Citation Tam & Lim 2004
References Raffles Bull. Zool.   113 Figs. 5-6
Type Locality Pulau Natuna Besar, Natuna Archipelago.
Holotype MZB 10709
Miscellaneous Information Max Size:
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Etymology: Gold
Reproduction: Paternal Mouthbrooder