Betta breviobesus also known as Kapuas are paternal mouthbrooders with the male incubates from 12 to 18 days with 14 days being very consistent according to the International Betta Congress. Females normally initiate spawning and incubation time can vary with water temperature. B. breviobesus are members of the Betta pugnax complex. Pairs can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks. Kapuas pairs can be housed in a 10 gallon tank, groups should be housed in a 30 gallon tank or larger. This species benefits from cover such as caves and plants. Males have a broader head then females and have a caudal spike typical of B. pugnax complex and longer pelvic fins.