The Longfin Dragon Scale 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 Longfin Dragon Scale Betta should be housed with peaceful fish that will not nip at the Betta’s glorious, flowing fins.
The ideal environment for the Longfin Dragon Scale Betta is a well-filtered and heated aquarium that maintains a stable temperature between 75° and 86°F. Though other varieties of Bettas are often sold in small bowls in department stores, for the best care, the Longfin Dragon Scale Betta should be kept singly in aquariums of at least 1/4 gallon. The Longfin Dragon Scale 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.