Marine Betta (Calloplesiops altivelis)

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Max Size: 8 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution. My eat small fish and invertebrates.
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

The Marine Betta, also known as the Comet, is typically found in rocky crevasses, dwelling at depths of up to 45 meters. This fish is known for its hardiness and resilience against diseases. As a natural predator, it adopts a "head down" position, and its false "eye spot" near the tail cleverly resembles the head of a moray eel.

While the Marine Betta is not commonly kept in reef-style aquariums, some reports suggest it can coexist safely with corals and anemones. However, it is essential to note that it will prey on small fish and shrimp. Being nocturnal, it appreciates hiding places in the aquarium to find shelter from bright lighting, becoming more active during dusk.

To encourage the Marine Betta to eat initially, it is advisable to use live saltwater feeder shrimp. This will help acclimate the fish to its new environment. Once settled, it can be fed meaty foods and frozen preparations 2-4 times a week to meet its dietary needs.