Preliminary collection information
A well-known collector of wilds on the island of Borneo has received a new species called “Candy”. He indicates he does not have a specific location for where the specimen was collected. However, his supplier indicated the location was about 300+ miles (500km) from Palangkaraya at the point where East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan connect. He indicated he walked about 3 miles (5km), up and down hills to arrive at the actual collection location.
As to size, He indicates he believes the max size will be between 2.8” – 3.1” (7 & 8 cm). He admits; however, he has not received any specimens to date, that have reached that size. To date they tend to be around 1.6” (4 cm). That being said, he notes the females appear to have matured to a point where they could be fertile.
He states the collected fish are a Betta pallifina variety and looks very much like Betta pallifina montoi and collecting locations are approximately 125 miles (200km) apart.
Currently there are two known pair in the U.S., but you can be sure more are on the way. Photos will be shared as they become available.
Species will be referred to as Betta sp.pallifina candy for the time being.