Betta foerschi

The Betta foerschi lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, pH range: 4.0 - 6.0, dH range: 0 - 4, depth range 0 - m environment.

Betta foerschi can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks. Pairs can be housed in a 20 gallon tank, groups should be housed in a 30 gallon tank or larger. Pairs should be given cover such as caves and plants. More

Mixed reports exist as to whether Betta foerschi can be maintained in multiple pairs or harems (one male alongside several females). Some keepers report that although some chasing and squabbling over territory occurs, actual physical damage is rare. More

Care: Betta foerschi should be kept in a species tank, minimal 60 cm large. Soft acidic water is required, peat filtration is recommended. Tank should be covered well. Frequent small waterchanges as well as hideouts and a dark soil will bring out full coloration. More

The close cousin to the Betta Foerschi is the Betta Rubra is commonly called Tobra Betta. They are a popular fish for tropical aquariums found in Indonesia and sold commercially. They breed by building a bubble nest, rather than as mouthbrooders. More

Betta Foerschi from different finding places can be slightly different in appearance. It's important not to crossbreed the different type localities, to keep the strains pure. Currents known type localities are Kubu, Mandor, Pudukuali, Tankiling and Tarantang. Click on link required below. More

Common names

Chameleon-Kampffisch in German (Deutsch)
Foerschs Kampffisch in German (Deutsch)
Tuliposkitaistelija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
福氏抟鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
福氏抟鱼 in Unknown
福氏摶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
福氏摶魚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Osphronemidae
Genus : Betta
Species : Betta foerschi
Authority : Vierke, 1979