Ng & Kottelat 1994
Keeping Betta hipposideros from an
Betta hipposideros 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.
Betta hipposideros 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.
Hipposideros is a paternal mouthbrooder.
||Similar species would be all waseri complex members.
||Identification is based upon the face stripes.
Articles on Betta hipposideros
Big, Yellow Mouthbrooders Stefan vd. Voort. 2003.
Articles on related species
I’ve Got a New Mouthbrooding Betta – Now What? Michael Hellweg. 2003.
wild Bettas Gerald Griffin. Flare! 2006
Attempts at Spawning Betta pi Gerald
||Ng, P. K. L. and Kottelat, M. 1994. 
||Hilton-Taylor, C., 2000. 
Froese, R. and D. Pauly, 2002. 
||North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest, 39 km mark on
road from Sungai Besar to Tanjung Malim, Selangor, Malaysia.
||CMK 10037-38 (16, 10);ZRC 15351-57 (1, 1, 1, 1,
1, 1, 1), 15358-61 (4), 17097 (1), 18029-34 (6), 18689-18705
(17), 27761 (1), 28515-17 (3), 28550 (1)
||7.79 cm SL
||In reference to the black horse-shoe shaped figures on its
||Occurs in backwater peat swamps with substrate usually peat
and leaf litter. Large fish are found in the flowing sections of
the blackwater streams and smaller ones appear to prefer pools
and slower flowing waters. 
||This species is on the
IUCN Red List as
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