Keeping Betta coccina from an Aquarist View
Betta coccina can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks. Pairs can be housed in a 5 gallon tank, groups should be housed in a 20 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 coccina comes from blackwater environments and should have soft acidic water that is well filtered. They should be kept at mid 70s F.
Females have an egg tube. Females ovaries might be visible via spotlighting. Males may be more intensely colored.
Coccina is a submerged bubblenester so large leafed plants or black plastic film canisters are best for giving them a place to nest.
|Similar Species||Similar species would be all coccina complex members.|
|Identification||Coccina males may have a side spot or solid green side. Females tend to be a bland red with egg tube. Coccina can have a highly variable pattern.|
Articles on Betta coccina
Articles on related species
Betta cf. burdigala ‘Kubu’ Stefan vd. Voort. 2002.
Betta burdigala Yohan Fernando.
I’ve Got a New Mouthbrooding Betta – Now What? Michael Hellweg. 2003.
Working with wild Bettas Gerald Griffin. Flare! 2006
|Original Citation||Vierke, J. 1979. |
Anon., 2000.  Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993.  Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch, 1991.  Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch, 1996.  Schliewen, U., 1992.  vd. Voort, 2002. 
|Type Locality||Jambi, central Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Paratype||ZMH 6057 (2)|
Malaysia (possibly introduced)
ZMH 6057: Indonesia: Jambi.  ZMH 6056: Indonesia: Jambi. 
|Miscellaneous Information||Max Size:||5.6 cm TL|
|pH range:||4.0 – 6.0|
|dH range:||0.0 – 4.0|
|Temperature range:||24 – 27°C|
|Etymology:||Wine-red or claret: in reference to its color.|
|Reproduction:||Bubble nest builder. Male tends the bubble nest |
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