Betta uberis

Tan & Ng 2006

Betta uberis
Photo by Kei Sasaki (Betta House) [5]

Keeping Betta uberis from an Aquarist View


Betta uberis 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.

Water Conditions

Betta uberis 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.  Males also have pointed dorsal fins whereas females are rounder and may exhibit an egg tube.


Uberis 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 Burdigala males have bright green sides when colored up where as uberis do not, both have a large dorsal fin.  Females tend to be a bland red with egg tube.

Articles on Betta uberis

Articles Needed

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

Miscellaneous Information locality: Sukadana of kalimantan-barat. [6]
water quality: pH 4.1/GH0-1/KH0-1/TDS130/ clear water. [6]
water temp: 27.2 [6]

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