Peaceful betta

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Peaceful betta
Betta imbellis (male) 20100512 2.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Genus: Betta
Species: B. imbellis
Binomial name
Betta imbellis
Ladiges, 1975

The peaceful betta or crescent betta, Betta imbellis, is native to Southeast Asia, where it occurs naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and has been introduced to Singapore. It is an inhabitant of stagnant waters in swamps, rice paddies, ditches, and pools. This species grows to a length of 6 cm (2.4 in). It is found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Vidthayanon, C. 2011. Betta imbellis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 22 March 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Betta imbellis" in FishBase. February 2014 version.

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