"The IBC Species Maintenance Program is a clearinghouse and resource center for all existing available information on Betta species, promotes continued research to learn as much as we can about these species and their needs, provides stock cataloging, breeder networking and offers judging guidance."
It looks like an Anabantoid that is not really a betta. They are of the Parosphromenus family and there are the following listed under this family. I cannot tell for sure which one of them this little one fits into from the picture.
There are really great pictures of them in Dr. Axelrod's Mini-Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes, Third Edition; pages 204-205
Sorry that I cannot be more helpful but this is as close a match as I could find. But they are very similar and much more of the body type than the betta. They are very beautiful fish and would make a beautiful focus for a tank. It did not give much in the way of behavioral material on them. I am going to see if I can find more on them.
Here are pages and pages of comparison pictures to check out. Happy hunting. They are beautiful.
Thanks gals. I'll try to look this afternoon. If I figure it out I will update the thread.
(There are 2 more in the 150 gallon I've yet to pull, but will definitely get on that too and try to post pics to see if they look the same or not)
yea, i'd agree with Rose although he is REALLY close to looking like a few betta species.
CW, were you able to figure out which species you had there?
Sorry about that, got busy with family coming into town and totally forgot about the thread.
I've gotta get my buns in gear and research. Will try to work it in sometime in the next few days.
Sorry to have kept you waiting and not have done the work.
I was thinking... which in of itself is dangerous, but...
Can you get a better picture of the fish? Its hard to tell from the picture what the mouth looks like... maybe I can help you track it down...
Anyway... Good luck with your research!
I will try to get better pics of them tomorrow after work. I have 3 of them left. We lost 1, but the guy included 4 of them originally with the fishroom, so we'll hope they are all one species.
Those are two of the 3 betta sp. in question. The third I believe is actually a mahachaI (it is definitely not whatever the first two are, the third one's fins look like a mahachai's)
I found it... I found it. (I think)
Its an Ctenopoms ansorgeii...
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Thank you so much! The link you provided looks to be the same species for sure to both Dino and me.