Tan & Ng 1996
Tan & Ng 1996
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Keeping Betta simorum from an Aquarist View
Betta simorum can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks. Pairs can be housed in a 20 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 simorum should have soft acidic water that is well filtered. They should be kept at high 70s to low 80s F.
Males are more intensely colored. Males also have pointed dorsal, caudal and anal fins whereas females are rounder.
Simorum is a bubblenester.
|Similar Species||Similar species would be bellica.|
|Identification||Identification is based upon the location of the specimen.|
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|Original Citation||Tan, H. H. and Ng, P. K. L. 1996. |
|References||Kottelat, M. and A.J. Whitten, 1996. |
|Type Locality||Swamp in Rantau Panjang, Jambi Prov., Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Holotype||MZB (present ZRC 39628)|
|Paratype||CMK 11182 (5)
ZRC 38549 (4), 39118 (19)
|Known Occurrences:||Indonesia: Jambi, Rantau Pangang, Sumatra|
|Miscellaneous Information||Locality:||Bangka island |
|Water quality:||pH4.5/GH0-1/KH0-1/TDS10/ brown water |
|Water temperature:||27.1°C |
|Temperature Range:||72-79 F|
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