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Betta waseri
Krummenacher 1986

Keeping Betta waseri from an Aquarist View


Betta waseri 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 waseri 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.


Waseri 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 waseri

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

Krummenacher, R. 1986. [59]


Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. [58]
Ng, P.K.L. and M. Kottelat, 1994. [70]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 30 August 2002. [126]

Type Locality

Small jungle creek, across the road Kuala Lumpur-Kuantan, 22.5 km before Kuantan, Malaysia.


ZMUZ 129201

Where Found



Miscellaneous Information

Max Size:

9.8 cm SL


Inhabits well shaded peat forest blackwater streams with dense leaf litter beds, mud substrates and dense growths of roots. [126]


After Alfred Waser.

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


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