Betta falx - 4.5cm
Common name: Betta flax
Latin name: Betta flax
Maximum size: 5-7cm
Water chemistry: pH: 4.0-7.5; Hardness: soft; Temperature: 22-27 C
Origin: south-eastern Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Diet: In its natural habitat the small bettas prey on insects and other small invertebrates. Will take any good quality pellet and flake food in captivity, but should be offered plenty of small live or frozen foods as supplement.
Inhabits forest swamps and streams containing clear water, which may be still, slow-moving or flowing swiftly. Paternal Mouthbrooder, which is best kept in well-planted, shady tanks with plenty of surface cover in the form of tall stem or floating plants.