The Super Delta Tail Betta boasts a breathtaking color pattern in which the body coloration radiates partially into the fins. The fin coloration then progresses to a delicate clear/white coloration. The crisp margin between the colors creates a distinct "banding" effect, forming a rough oval or "bulls-eye" pattern. This multi-tone color pattern imparts a striking, yet ephemeral quality to the Super Delta Tail Betta.
In addition to the beautiful color pattern, this variety of Betta splendens has been selectively bred to exhibit a gorgeous "Super Delta" tail. The Super Delta Tail Betta has highly ornate fins with the caudal (tail) fin forming a near "half moon" shape. While the "Super Delta" tail strain has a caudal spread greater than the 120 degree caudal spread of a "Delta" tail strain, it is slightly less than the 180 degree caudal spread of a true Halfmoon Betta.
The Super Delta Tail Betta shares the same care requirements as other Betta splendens varieties. As such, only one male Betta should be kept in an aquarium. However, the smaller, shorter-finned females may be housed together with caution. If kept in a community aquarium, the Super Delta Tail Betta should be housed with peaceful fish that will not nip at the Betta's glorious, flowing fins.
An ideal environment for the Super Delta Tail Betta is a well-filtered aquarium that maintains a stable temperature between 75° and 86°F. For best care, Betta splendens should be kept singularly in aquariums of at least 4 gallons in size or with suitable, peaceful tank mates. The Super Delta Tail Betta also prefers a variety of hiding places amongst the foliage of freshwater plants. Therefore, having an appropriately-sized aquarium with a filter and heater is essential for the proper care of these otherwise hardy and colorful freshwater aquarium fish.
For breeding purposes, male and female Super Delta Tail Bettas can be temporarily housed together. Once the female lays the eggs, the eggs are placed inside a bubble nest and tended by the male Betta. Fry appear in about 24 hours and must be fed very small food initially, such as crushed or powdered flakes and newly hatched brine shrimp. Fry will also accept finely chopped hard-boiled egg yolk.
The Super Delta Tail Betta is a carnivore and its diet should consist of a
quality flake food,
pelleted Betta diet,
freeze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" - 2"