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Betta albimarginata?

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Betta albimarginata?

This topic contains 37 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Bluedave 7 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #300959

    Plaamoo
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    My LFS has recently acquired these. They’re small, about an inch, and look thin to me. Are they indeed b albimarginata? I’m thinking about trying to pick out a pair.


    #319800

    Stefan
    Member

    Yeah they are.

    #319808

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yup, and all the ones pictured are males.

    #319815

    Colin
    Participant

    They will fatten up very quickly though, so dont be put off by that. As long as they are looking for food and seem healthy they will put on weight

    #319829

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Thanks for the input! The 3 pics are of 2 different fish. I think I saw a female in there but they’re in a heavily planted tank and don’t give many photo ops.

    #319868

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I’m wondering about the vast difference in coloration between the fish in these pics and the brilliantly colored fish that I see pictures of. I’m guessing that these are young fish, newly acquired, and not in the best of condition. Given proper conditions is it safe to assume that the fish in my pics will look like this at some point.

    Also, do they typically only display these colors only when breeding? Thanks, Jim

    #319869

    Colin
    Participant

    They will look like that when they have settled in and worked out a pecking order although usually it will only be the most dominant male (non brooding) that looks like that… brooding males generally go back to camouflage colours

    #319870

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Thanks Colin. If I get them I’ll just get a pair, hopefully. Or even just a male as i’m not sure there are any females at the shop. Would a single male be content on it’s own?

    #319871

    Colin
    Participant

    Yeah I had a single male in with other species for quite a while and he just took “eating” as his hobby LOL

    try and get a pair though, much more fun!!!

    #319873

    Matt
    Keymaster

    If no females are available I’d go for two boys at least otherwise you’ll probably never see those lovely red colours Jim. Never kept B. albimarginata but with my group of B. channoides there was always at least one male displaying that patterning whether breeding or not.

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    #319875

    Stefan
    Member

    Are you sure that’s channoides in your pic Matt? Looks more like albi to me…

    #319876

    hachge
    Participant

    Yes same to me

    #319878

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Lol – we had this discussion on Petfrd at the time and no-one could decide what they were…

    #319879

    Stefan
    Member

    I say albi

    #319880

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cool.

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