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.
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.|
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|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]|
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