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Betta chloropharynx
Kottelat & Ng 1994

Betta chlorophaynx
Betta chloropharynx
Photo by TEAM BORNEO [6]

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Keeping Betta chloropharynx from an Aquarist View


Betta chloropharynx can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks.  Pairs can be housed in a 20 gallon tank, groups should be housed in a 55 gallon tank or larger.  Pairs should be given cover such as caves and plants.  In a pair or species situation it is possible that fry could be discovered in the tanks. 

Water Conditions

Betta chloropharynx should have soft acidic water that is well filtered.  They should be kept at mid 70s F.


Males are more intensely colored.  Males also have pointed dorsal and anal fins whereas females are rounder.


Chloropharynx is a paternal mouthbrooder. 

Similar Species Similar species would be all waseri complex members.  
Identification Identification is based upon the face stripes. 

Articles on Betta chloropharynx

Big, Yellow Mouthbrooders Stefan vd. Voort.  2003.

Articles on related species

Ive Got a New Mouthbrooding Betta Now What? Michael Hellweg. 2003.

Working with wild Bettas Gerald Griffin.  Flare! 2006

My Attempts at Spawning Betta pi  Gerald Griffin.   Flare! 2006.

Original Citation Kottelat, M. and Ng, P. K. L. 1994. [56]

Kottelat, M. and A.J. Whitten, 1996. [114]
Hilton-Taylor, C., 2000. [48]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly, 2002. [126]

Holotype ZRC 35166
Paratype CMK 9761 (1)
ZRC 35167 (1)
Type Locality Km-mark 99.4 south of Pangkalpinang on road to Toboali, 41.4 km south of Koba, Bangka [Banka], Indonesia.
Countries Indonesia
Miscellaneous Information Max Size: 5.86 cm SL
Locality: Bangka island [6]
Water quality: pH 4.8/GH0-1/KH0-1/TDS10/ brown water [6]
Water temperature: 27.1C [6]
Etymology: Greek; chloros meaning green and pharynx meaning throat, in allusion to the green throat.
Biotope: Occurs in a secondary forest area in a pool among leaf litter. [126]
Conservation status: This species is on the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable (D2).

Last modification submitted by Gerald Griffin 07.05.08 (mm.dd.yy)

Betta chlorophaynx      
Betta chloropharynx
Photo by TEAM BORNEO [6]

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