Minimum Tank Size: As small as 2 gallons but they do best in larger tanks.
Ideal Tank Conditions:
pH : 6.0 - 7.5
Temperature : 75°F - 80°F
Water Hardness : 5° to 20°
Temperament: Peaceful if given the right tank mates. They will become aggressive with other Bettas. They may also become aggressive towards other tropical fish with large fins such as guppies, angelfish and others.
Diet/Nutrition: Carnivore primarily, but will take flakes, freeze dried and live foods. Blood worms and brine shrimpcan be used as well as foods made specifically for bettas.
Breeding: Can be difficult since the male will fight the female if not introduced at the right time.
Gender: The male has much more color and bigger fins than the female.