The Super Delta Betta is a beautiful variety of the magnificent Butterfly Betta. The Super Delta Betta boasts a breathtaking color pattern in which the body coloration radiates partially into the fins. The fin coloration then progresses to a delicate clear/white coloration. The crisp margin between the blue and white creates a distinct “banding” effect, forming a rough oval or “bulls-eye” pattern. This two-tone “Butterfly” color pattern imparts a striking, yet ephemeral quality to the Super Delta Tail Blue Butterfly Betta.
In addition to the “Butterfly” color pattern, this variety of Betta splendens has been selectively bred to exhibit a gorgeous “Super Delta” tail. The Super Delta Tail Blue Butterfly Betta has highly ornate fins with the caudal (tail) fin forming a near “half moon” shape. While the “Super Delta” tail strain has a caudal spread greater than the 120 degree caudal spread of a “Delta” tail strain, it is slightly less than the 180 degree caudal spread of a true Halfmoon Betta.
An ideal environment for the Super Delta Betta is a well-filtered aquarium that maintains a stable temperature between 75° and 86°F. Though other varieties of Bettas are often sold in small bowls in department stores, for the best care, the Super Delta Betta should be kept singly in aquariums of at least 1/4 gallon. The Super Delta Betta also prefers a variety of hiding places amongst the foliage of freshwater plants. Therefore, having an appropriately-sized aquarium with a filter and heater is essential for the proper care of these otherwise hardy and colorful freshwater aquarium fish.
The Super Delta Tail Blue Butterfly Betta is a carnivore and its diet should consist of a quality flake food, pelleted Betta diet, frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2″ – 2″