Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Some of my wilds are very tame, some of my wilds are a bit more skittish. Best thing you can do to get your wilds tame is to feed them with something like tweezers so that they can quickly realise that your presence is not something to be afraid of.
Wild bettas have as much personality as a normal splendens, it is just more subdued because they are a little more cautious. Some of mine will do the wiggle dance when they see me coming with their blackworms while others like to hang around my hand and the siphon when I clean their tank.
Probably the most high maintenance complex is the one I keep. They really do require a very low pH to be happy and as I have recently discovered are quite prone to velvet, particularly older juveniles. You will not have much success with spawning or keeping these species if their parameters are off.
However, many of the unimaculata complex bettas (excluding macrostoma) are quite tolerable of different conditions and some even prefer a slightly higher pH.