Yesterday my pair of Betta miniopinna arrived safely on my doorstep after making the journey all the way from Indonesia. The tank was ready for them to go straight into, and they spent the remainder of yesterday hunting mosquito larvae and chasing each other around.
This is the first time I have owned this species, and there really doesn't seem to be much information available online. All I know is that they are critically endangered and come from the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia. If you have anything further to add, please do post it in the comment section of this entry.
I'm hoping that I am able to get this pair spawning once they are more comfortable with their new environment. Due to their status in the wild and relative scarcity in the hobby, I want to make Betta miniopinna part of my 'species focus'. Unfortunately, newly arrived fish make for poor photo subjects, so there probably won't be too many photos of this pair just yet.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.