Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
I have several species of Wild bettas (as can be seen in my signature), and so far I've found them far hardier and easier to care for than their domesticated counterparts. They prefer a tank designed to mimic their natural habitat, as this will show them at their best colours, and encourage breeding between pairs.
Aggression levels vary between complexes. My Betta coccinas are mostly all talk, while my breeding pair of rutilans are sometimes at each other's throats. If your fish has been wild-caught, don't expect to see them for at least a month. I practice hand-feeding so they become comfortable with me being around. Once they are accustomed to people, all my wilds have become as tame as any of my splendens. I used to have a Unimaculata male who would sit vertical in the water begging for food.