Male Siamese Fighter Hellboy
Male Siamese Fighter
Maxium Size 7cm
Hellboy Betta Fish
What are Hellboy Betta Fish?
Hellboy Betta Fish are plakat bettas in the betta splendens group. These rare fish are vibrant and colorful with a combination of rich hues. Cherry red is the dominant color that gives this gorgeous exotic betta fish its name ‘Hellboy.’ Hellboy bettas are selectively bred and extremely high quality well-bred tropical fish. These special fish are tank-bred, but indigenous to Thailand.
Betta species prefer a water temperature of around 75–82 °F (24–28 °C) but have been seen to survive temporarily at the extremes of 56 °F (13 °C) or 95 °F (35 °C). When kept in colder climates, aquarium heaters are recommended.
Bettas are also affected by the pH levels of the water. Ideal levels for Bettas would be at a neutral pH (7.0) However, Bettas are slightly tolerant towards the pH levels. They have an organ known as the labyrinth organ which allows them to breathe air at the water’s surface. This organ was thought to allow the fish to be kept in unmaintained aquaria, but this is a misconception, as poor water quality makes all tropical fish, including Betta splendens, more susceptible to diseases such as fin rot.
Properly kept and fed a correct diet, Siamese fighting fish generally live between 3 and 5 years in captivity, but may live between 7 and 10 years in rare cases.
Betta splendens feed on zooplankton, crustaceans, and the larvae of mosquitoes and other water-bound insects. In captivity they can be fed a varied diet of pellets or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, daphnia and many others.
They are naturally insectivores.