Betta persephone

This Betta species inhabits soft, acidic waters of 23‒28 °C .

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The Betta persephone lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 7.0, dH range: 10 environment.

The Betta persephone is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Betta persephone is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish in the gourami family (Osphronemidae) of order Perciformes. First described in 1986 from a population near Ayer Hitam in Johor state, Malaysia, B. persephone is a rare and elusive species. More

Betta persephone can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks. Pairs can be housed in a 5 gallon tank, groups should be housed in a 20 gallon tank or larger. Pairs should be given cover such as caves and plants. More

Information on Betta persephone is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly . More

Betta persephone showing pigmentation Betta persephone showing pigmentation © Oliver Lucanus Betta persephone Betta persephone © Anton Lamboj Species related by - * Family group More

One of the few remaining localities where Betta persephone can be found in Johor. 10-day old fry of B. persephone. Male of B. persephone from Pagoh. Male of Betta persephone collected from Pagoh, Johor state, Peninsular Malaysia. Female of B. More

Common names

Betta smaragdina in Serbo-Croatian (Српскохрватски)
Laub-Kampffisch in German (Deutsch)
Mustataistelija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Smaragd-Kampffisch in German (Deutsch)
Smaragdkampfisk in Norwegian (Norsk)
仙抟鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
仙抟鱼 in Unknown
仙摶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
仙摶魚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Osphronemidae
Genus : Betta
Species : Betta persephone
Authority : Schaller, 1986