Betta Ocellata

In The Wild

Date Classified:


Native Location:

Northeastern Borneo


Muddy, lowland forest streams and rivers

In Aquaria:

Physical Appearance:

  • Brown
  • Male – iridescent blue scales on gill covers
  • Iridescent blue occasionally on body
  • Female – never has iridescent blue on body or gill covers


  • Black spots on caudal fin
  • Concentric lines on anal and caudal fins occasionally


Once spawning has taken place, separate the male and female. They are very aggressive fish and might kill each other.