Betta ibanorum

Tan & Ng 2004

Betta ibanorum male

Photo by Colin Dunlop

Keeping Betta ibanorum from an Aquarist View


Betta ibanorum 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 ibanorum 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.


Ibanorum 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 ibanorum


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 Tan & Ng 2004 (Grinang & Lim 2004:292 [ref. 28551], Tan & Ng 2005:70 [ref. 28354]).
References Sarawak Mus. J.   273 Figs. 3, 7
Type Locality Kuching, Bako National Park, Bukit Gondol, Sarawak, Borneo.
Holotype SBC [ex ZRC 41584]
Countries Borneo
Miscellaneous Information Max Size:

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