Dumbo Elephant Ear Siamese Betta Male Fighter Fish 5cm
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Assorted Male Fighter 6cm*
Elephant ear betta has very interesting characteristics. They include a large fins that resemble the ears of the elephant which aid the fish during swimming expeditions. Like all other betta fish, elephant ear bettas have brilliant colors that are more pronounced in aquarium species as opposed to the ones found in their natural environment. Most fish found in natural habitats exhibit grey, dull green and brown colors. In captivity however, they display an array of bright colors including blue, light green, yellow, red and even pink. They grow up to lengths of about 6.5cm when mature and have a slim profiles against flowing fins that sometimes appear bigger than the actual body.
Siamese Fighting Fish (Bettas) are anabantoids, which means they can breathe atmospheric air thanks to a unique organ called the labyrinth. This accounts for their ability to thrive in low-oxygen water conditions that would kill most other fish, such as rice paddies, slow-moving streams, drainage ditches, and large puddles.
Because of the aggressive nature of this species, tankmates must be chosen carefully, and two male B. splendens should not be housed in the same tank unless they are separated by a dividing wall. As a general rule, male Bettas cannot be housed together. It is possible to house two male bettas in a single very large tank, provided that there is plenty of cover (such as floating plants) and enough space for both males to establish their own territories. However, this is an extremely risky procedure because of the male's natural territoriality.
*Please note the picture is just an indication as colours might be different.
- 1x Male Dumbo Ear Siamese Fighter Fish 5cm
- Species - Betta splendens
- Common Name - Betta Dumbo Ear Siamese Fighting Fish
- Origin - Cambodia
- Diet - Omnivore
- PH Range - 7.0
- Water Type - Hard
- Temperature - Tropical 24 - 28 degrees Celsius
- Breed Type - Bubble Nest
- Size - 5cm
- Sex - Male
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