My newest wild betta pairs from Indonesia arrived at my home safely today. Both pairs have been introduced into their respective tanks and are settling in.
This is the first time I've had Betta uberis in my fish room since I lost my last pair, and it is good to have this species back again. While they are not as rare in the hobby as some of the other species from this complex, they are one of my favourites and I hope to see some fry from this pair in the near future.
With the addition of Betta uberis to my fish room, I now have a total of eight species from this complex. I plan to source at least a couple more before the year is out. Hopefully by 2015 I can achieve my goal of having kept and successfully bred every single species from the coccina complex, including those that are yet to be officially described: Betta sp. apiapi, Betta sp. wajok, and Betta sp. cf. rutilans green.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.