12-17-2009, 09:26 AM
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They like it heavily planted, ideally with floating plants on the surface as well. Do not like fast moving waters, so have minimum filter output. Best kept wit dark substrate (that's what they'd naturally have) plus it makes their color stand out more. Temp 75-85F Ph 6.5-7.5 KH 5-18 so that would work with your Betta (needing higher temps).
For their behavior they're shy and territorial at the same time. Specially the males can get very aggressive with long fined tank mates (Betta, Guppy
& Co) and I'd def recommend to only keep a boy&gal to aviod the males fighting each other.
That all said, if I was you I'd super plant the tank, like totally underwater forest style and then have 1 pair and see how this works with you betta, with a ton of plants to hide and only 1 betta in it chances are it MAY work.