Betta aurigans is a paternal mouthbrooder that can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks. Similar species would be B. akarensis, B. balunga, B. chini, B. ibanorum, B. pinguis, and B. obscura. The identification is based upon the face stripes. According to the International Betta Congress
pairs benefit from cover so use caves and plants and can be housed in a 10 gallon tank, groups should be housed in a 55 gallon tank or larger. B. albimarginata males normally are more intensely colored then females and males also have pointed dorsal and anal fins whereas females are rounder. This species is very tolerant of water chemistry and thrives in almost any type of water as long as it is clean and well filtered with a temperature in the mid 70s F.