Scientific name: Betta krataios
Common name: Kapaus betta
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 17°N (107.14 - 303.57ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Kapaus bettas will accept all foods but prefers live or frozen. Daphnia, blood worms and brine shrimp are ideal.
Asia; Kapaus bettas are found mainly in Borneo.
Males will display a more intense colouration than the females. There may also be colouration on the males anal and tail fins.
Betta krataios are paternal mouth brooders. The female may initiate the spawning and when the ritual dance is over she will deposit her eggs in the spawning site. Once fertilised, the female will spit the eggs at the male so that he can do the mouth brooding. Incubation can take from 1-2 weeks, depending on the water temperature.
The expected life span of Betta krataios is 4-6 years.
Being a peaceful species of Betta, Kapaus bettas can be housed together with other species. The male and female will live alongside each other quite happily. Rocks or wood should be added to the tank to provide hiding places and good filtration with regular water changes is required.