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Betta Channoides Male

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This topic contains 17 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  dunc 10 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #299331

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Here’s a poor quality pic of the male B. channoides, but you get the idea

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    #303973

    andrew
    Participant

    Sweet fish!! What a stunna!

    #303976

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Yeah – seen him in the flesh; stunning little fish.

    #303977

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Right well I’ve had this pic scrutinised by a few experts and it appears this is B. albimarginata, not B. channoides! Not that I mind, they’re still fantastic fish. Just shows you can’t always trust fish ids from even the most reputable exporters….

    #303978

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Oooh! Revelation!

    Looked on google, came up with this for albimarginata:

    And this for channoides:

    What are the key differences between the species, Matt?

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    #303979

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Both channoides those mate. Apparently you can tell by the much redder base colouration whereas albimarginata have more of an orange hue.

    #303980

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Lol they may still be channoides

    #303981

    dunc
    Keymaster

    If the orange hue is an indicator, then yours are channoides imo.


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    That has a distinctive orange hue – presumably albimarginata?

    Your fish looks more orange in that photo than it does “in real life”.

    #303982

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah that’s a pic of albimarginata Dunc. My fish is the colour it is in the pic I posted when it starts to get frisky. It’s been quite dull when you’ve seen it from what I remember. We’ll see…

    #303988

    Sirkus
    Member

    wow! the other bettas i saw were nothing on that one!

    #304003

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers Kris. He was quite a plain brown colour for the first few days until I introduced them to this tank. The water is filtered through peat, I’ve lowered the pH to around 6ish and chucked in a few Ketapang leaves. He lit up almost as soon as he touched the water

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    #306325

    miranda
    Participant

    indeed the picture shows a betta albimarginata male … i got the both species and lot of people are confused by the species… as soon i can i will post pictures of both species.. betta albimarginata “malinau” and betta channoides pampang”
    also the females are different colored…. albimarginata are normale browner.. but in breedingtime almost black… the fry is black too…
    The female of channoides has stripes and red fins in breedingcolors… the fry is light.

    #306330

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    For easy comparison of both fish,Betta albimarginata(From Sebuku river) has a complete black banding at its caudal fin whereas the channoides(Mahakam river) has an incomplete one.

    #306336

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Miranda I´m looking forward to seeing your pictures!

    I´m almost sure I have channoides as the females in breeding/display colouration look exactly like this picture of yours, Haji (hope you don´t mind me using it

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    #307408

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Haji et al, what are your opinions of the Michael Schlüter pic of albimarginata above? I have never seen an albimarginata that looks like that picture (with the large extent of dark pigmentation and clearly orange rather than red body colour). All the ones I’ve seen posted on different forums etc. resemble channoides much more closely. Any comments? Any habitat/biotope info on channoides would be much appreciated too!

    Edit: this is the pic I’m referring to:

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