The great "Betta Gladiator" Debate

November 30, 2018


Time and time again we hear the name Betta Gladiator used to describe a very special species of Wild Type Betta from the unimaculata complex named Betta ocellata. But does Betta Gladiator still exist in its natural form? According to the web the subspecies of ocellata considered to be B. Gladiator is landlocked by the hills in Sabah state, Malaysia. The main distinguishing characteristic is 17 or more pectoral rays. Less then 17 and its just Betta ocellata from Maliau. So take a picture of those pectoral rays and blow it up and count. 



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