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Brunei Beauty the spotfin Betta are paternal mouthbrooders
Betta macrostoma are paternal mouthbrooders whose nickname is the spotfin Betta. This species is endemic to the island of Borneo where is find in pools of very slow moving water along rivers and streams. They are known to research some two and half inches in length. This is an important species to keep because they are marked as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of endangered species. According to the International Betta Congress can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks and should be given cover such as caves and plants. Males in breeding color are brilliant black and orange to red. Females tend to have two lateral bands while the male does not. Females ovaries might be visible via spotlighting. To read a detailed account on breeding this species check out Breeding B. macrostoma.