To continue on from yesterday's post, my replacement 'replacement' female Betta sp. wajok arrived today. I was surprised to see how well she'd handled the trip down here. The luck I've had with this species thus far, I was almost expecting to open the box and find her DOA. Fortunately, she was very much alive, and was responding in a very aggressive manner to the two big males while the bag was being floated.
I definitely got a female this time. As soon as I put her in the tank she coloured up and is now showing very prominent vertical barring. She is also very interested in the male and is following him around. I'm hoping that as long as the male doesn't become too aggressive, I might be fortunate enough to finally get a spawn.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.