Betta livida is one specie of wild betta, the only one habitat in the world is the blackwater swamps near Selangor, west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It was listed on IUCN Red List in 1994 and assessed as Endangered. Recent years, the large-scale urbanization seriously ruined the ecological environment, this wild betta is becoming more and more rare.
The burgundy body shines green metal gloss, the emerald texture embellishes fins, the metal green marking just like its identity symbol.
Betta livida like clean blackwater, they need acidic and soft water. It is very important that control the water quality when keep Betta livida in aquarium tank. You need to add moderate humic acid and other dirt bed.
In your local tropical fish store, you will
find different kinds of colorful male Betta fish. How to pick the healthy and
well-growth one? There is a simple trick. Move the Betta fish bottles to be
close to each other, the Bettas will do something to try to scare others. It is
better that pick the ones who expand all fins.
What kinds of baits to feed Betta fish?
Bettas like live baits and frozen bloodworms.
They also can adapt a few flake baits.
What Kind of Water for Betta Fish?
Weak acid (pH between 6.5 to 7) and soft water will meet Bettas’ need. Bettas have strong adaptability to water quality, but don’t change the water quality suddenly. Although Bettas are not very sensitive to deterioration of water quality, it still is important to keep the water in good condition. They don’t like too strong water flow, so, using air pump to drive a sponge filter is a better choice.