I was left bereft after losing my group of Betta hendra to a particularly virulent strain of velvet. The new import laws had come into effect, and I was resigned to the loss of this species from my fish room.
For once however, luck was on my side.
It turns out Fishchick Aquatics had a pair of Betta hendra available, and even though I knew I was stretching the budget, I had to purchase them.
My pair arrived earlier today, and are slowly settling in. They are only small fish (just over an inch total length), and the female is still showing stress colouration. However, I did get a glimpse of my male fully coloured up, and he looks spectacular.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.