User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 13

Thread: Betta rubra:)

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Betta rubra:)

    Well since some people are breeding bettas, I bred them and making a post about it. These aren't the regular bettas you find, these are a different species of Betta that originate in Borneo, where you mostly find intermediate/highland Nepenthes, they live in small puddles of water and are hidden by trees and plants. The don't enjoy heated tanks and usually will be ok all year without a heater at room temp from 65-75F, they are a cool water tropical fish. They like pH of 5.0- 6.0 very soft water and low light. They breed like any other bettas but hold eggs in the male's mouth until about 10-14 days. The male spits out guppy sized fry and usually mates again in about 4-10 days.
    Female

    MALE Mouthbrooding

  2. #2
    FlyedPiper's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southwest Michigan
    Posts
    131
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool fish. I'd never heard of them. Had to do a search... Looks kind of like a killifish.

    Do the males have to be housed seperately like the other bettas?

    I think bettas are pretty cool. I bought myself a male crowntail for my 30th birthday. He's happy making bubble nests .

  3. #3
    limeslide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central texas
    Posts
    1,129
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FlyedPiper View Post
    Do the males have to be housed seperately like the other bettas?.
    I don't think they do, wild bettas are more calmer than their splendens cousin. Nice batch, BTW!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks and they are peaceful with small fight here and there

  5. #5
    clippity-clip-clip Clue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area & Davis
    Posts
    1,988
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very nice!



    I used to keep paradise fish for the same reason... they USUALLY don't kill each other, don't need heaters, and are pretty.



    I assume judging from your pics that these guys (and gals) prefer a blackwater-type environment?
    "I, for one, can't wait to grow Nepenthes extincta!"
    Plant List ; blog

  6. #6
    i dont do pots. amphirion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SF Bay Area, US
    Posts
    3,498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i wanted to raise a couple of betta albimarginatas since you could keep multiple males in the same tank. i think the rubras are a little too aggressive for my taste.
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
    +growlist
    +petiolaris drosera going dormant?
    +picture thread

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @ Clue, not really, the were raised in clear water, but I like to mimic nature
    @ Amphirion, I also wanted B. albimarginatas
    I think the male swallowed

  8. #8
    i dont do pots. amphirion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SF Bay Area, US
    Posts
    3,498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @polywer: how long did you have them...it's not uncommon for the male to lose a first couple of batches. it takes time and experience to become a pro dad!
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
    +growlist
    +petiolaris drosera going dormant?
    +picture thread

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Betta Pellets, and Betta "Treats" - Ingredients Question
    By TENroaches in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-22-2010, 09:49 PM
  2. S. rubra rubra division for trade
    By Brokken in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-15-2010, 12:51 PM
  3. My new Betta
    By Trapper7 in forum Fresh Water Aquariums
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 12-23-2008, 08:43 PM
  4. Betta Simplex and Betta Rubra
    By polywer2345 in forum Fresh Water Aquariums
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-24-2008, 08:06 PM
  5. Betta problems
    By in forum Fresh Water Aquariums
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-29-2003, 05:58 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •