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Betta renata
Tan 1998

Betta renata Juveniles

Photo by Colin Dunlop


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Keeping Betta renata from an Aquarist View


Betta renata 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 renata 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.


Renata 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 renata

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 Tan, H. H. 1998. [100]
Type Locality Rantau Panjang, 121'57.6"S, 10354'55.2"E, Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Holotype MZB uncat.
Paratype CMK 13024 (3)
ZRC 39117 (3), 39265 (1), 40285-86 (7, 5)
Where Found


Miscellaneous Information Max Size: 8.53 cm SL
Biotope/pH range: Occurs in blackwaters draining out from peat swamp forests. Also collected from a flooded peat swamp forest, among plant debris and logs in shallow tea-colored water, with a pH of 4.1. [100]
Etymology: Derived from the Latin ren (kidney), in allusion to the the kidney-shaped throat marking.
Differentiation From Similar Species: Distinguished from other members of the B. waseri group in having the following combination of characters: a kidney-shaped black mark on the throat; faint vertical black bars on the dorsal and caudal-fin interradial membranes; absence of a dark distal border on anal fin; opercle with lower distal margin black. [100]

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


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