The Dumbo Ear Super Delta Mixed Colors Male Betta is a variety of Betta splendens selectively bred to exhibit dramatic, oversized pectoral fins or “Dumbo Ears” and an amazing “Super Delta” tail. The “Super Delta” tail strain has a caudal spread greater than the typical 120 degrees caudal spread of a “Delta” tail strain but is slightly less than the 180 degrees caudal spread of a true Halfmoon Betta.
The Dumbo Ear Super Delta Betta comes in an assortment of gorgeous color combinations with its breathtaking body coloration radiating into the fins in varying degrees, making each individual a unique living piece of art.
The Dumbo Ear Super Delta 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 Dumbo Ear Super Delta Male Betta should be housed with peaceful fish that will not nip at the Betta’s glorious, flowing fins.
The ideal environment for the Dumbo Ear Super Delta Betta is a well-filtered and heated aquarium that maintains a stable temperature between 75° and 86°F. For the best care, the Dumbo Ear Super Delta Betta should be kept singly in aquariums of at least 1/4 gallon. The Dumbo Ear Super Delta Betta also prefers a variety of hiding places amongst the foliage of freshwater plants. Therefore, having a well aquascaped and 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 Dumbo Ear Super Delta 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 appears 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 Dumbo Ear Super Delta Tail Betta is a carnivore and its diet should consist of a quality flake food, pelleted Betta diet, frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, and brine shrimp.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4″–2-1/4″