Schindler & Schmidt 2004
Photo by Nonn Panitvong 
Keeping Betta pallida from an Aquarist View
Betta pallida 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 30 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. For best results remove a brooding male.
Not critical, pallida is very tolerant of water chemistry and thrives in almost any type of water as long as it is clean and well filtered. They should be kept at cool to mid 70s F.
Males have a broader head then females and have a caudal spike typical of pugnax complex and longer pelvic fins. Females ovaries might be visible via spotlighting.
Pallida is a paternal mouthbrooder and the male incubates from 8 to 10 days. Incubation time can vary with water temperature. Females normally initiate spawning.
|Similar Species||Similar species would be pugnax complex members.|
Articles on Betta pallida
Mouth Brooder Betta of Thailand. Nonn Panitvong. 2002.
Articles on Related Species
I’ve Got a New Mouthbrooding Betta – Now What? Michael Hellweg. 2003.
Working with wild Bettas Gerald Griffin. Flare! 2006
|Original Citation||Schindler & Schmidt 2004|
|References||Zeitschrift Fischk. 2 Figs. 1-2
Panitvong, Nonn. Mouth Brooder Betta of Thailand. (http:www.siamensis.org) 
|Type Locality||Thailand, Narathiwat Province, 6021’N 1010 38′|
|Holotype||MTD F 28 389, 33.5 mm SL adult male, Thailand, Narathiwat Province, 6021’N 1010 38′|
|Miscellaneous Information||Max Size:||
|Etymology:||pallidus meaning “pale, colorless”|
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