I thought I would share some photos I took of my elusive Betta sp. apiapi male. He is not a particularly shy fish, but with two consecutive spawns and now a third one this morning, he spends most of his time up in a film canister where my camera can't get to him.
These photos illustrate his rich, red colouring and the unusual spade shape of his caudal fin. The white border on the top of the dorsal and caudal fin is also very striking.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.