Deluxe Female Halfmoon Dumbo Betta (Betta splendens) - Tank-Bred!
The Deluxe Female Halfmoon Dumbo Betta has beautiful coloration and oversized pectoral fins that resemble floppy elephant ears!
The Female Halfmoon Dumbo Betta, scientifically classified as Betta splendens, is an exquisite inclusion for any aquarium. Recognized for its graceful, flowing fins and vibrant hues, this particular Betta species brings an elegant and captivating presence to aquatic environments. Distinguished by its alluring coloration and notably large pectoral fins resembling floppy elephant ears, the Deluxe Female Halfmoon Dumbo Betta boasts a distinct visual charm.
Unlike their male counterparts, female Bettas are generally more peaceful and can coexist in community tanks without aggressive tendencies. They often display schooling behaviors, a rare trait in male Bettas. Female Bettas generally interact harmoniously with various fish species, particularly those of a non-aggressive nature. There have been instances of successful cohabitation with snails, loaches, tetras, plecos, and African dwarf frogs. While some Bettas have coexisted with shrimp, it's not guaranteed and thus requires caution.
Betta species live in slow or stagnant bodies of water, sometimes with very limited open swimming space. In addition to gills, they possess a labyrinth organ which allows them to breathe atmospheric air in oxygen-poor water Bettas are not particularly fast or active swimmers compared to some other species, but they should not be kept in small jars or bowls, contrary to the beliefs of some. Low water flow is appropriate, but filtration, heating, and the standard practices of keeping any aquarium fish are necessary for long-term care. Aquatic Arts does not endorse the long-term keeping of bettas in confined conditions or aquariums without filtration or heating. This betta species is not a picky eater and will eat a variety of meaty frozen, dry, and live foods. Variety is essential to maintaining optimal health and coloration.
- Beautiful coloration on every fish
- Centerpiece fish in any aquarium
- Does not require a large aquarium
- Easy to keep
- Charming personality
- Temperature: 72°- 82° F (22.2° - 27.8° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.5
- KH: 2 - 12 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 2 gallons
- Diet: Carnivorous. Can be fed a variety of foods, including flake foods, tablets, frozen food, brine shrimp, blood worms, and daphnia.
- Social behavior: Peaceful with most animals that inhabit other areas of the water column and are too large to be considered prey.
- Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Thailand
- Average adult size: 2 - 3 inches (5 - 7.6 cm)
- Average purchase size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)