The body shape of the Macropodus Opercularis is very similar to that of the round one. The body of the Macropodus opercularis is oblong and flat. Its orbit is golden yellow, surrounded by black eyeballs. It’s very beautiful. There are dark spots on the fin. The dorsal fin and the gluteal fin are pointed. The tail fin is basically in deep fork shape. If it’s well bred and has long drawing, it’s very beautiful, especially when it’s unfolding. Although Chinese bettas are small in size, they are very aggressive species, which is one of the reasons why people like Chinese bettas.
In fact, it’s not difficult to raise the Macropodus opercularis. It’s not strict with water quality requirements. The water temperature can be kept at 20-25 degC. It likes to eat insect larvae, fish and insects as well as dry bait. However, they will swallow other small tropical fish, which is not suitable for mixed breeding. When raising, plant more aquatic plants and put more stones in the water for the Macropodus opercularis to hide. It’s better to raise in a large aquarium for its activities. At the same time, it doesn’t like the environment with too bright light. It belongs to the nocturnal fighting fish. It likes to come out at night for activities, and it’s more active, and it’s easy to jump out of the tank. It’s better to cover when raising.
The main way of breeding is to spit bubbles and build nests. Generally, the 4-8-month-old Macropodus opercularis are sexually mature. The Macropodus opercularis above 6cm can be selected for breeding. The size difference between males and females should not be too large, and it is better that males are 1 / 10 larger than females. When the Macropodus opercularis and females are in estrus at the same time, their parents can be put into the breeding tank at the same time. Male fish will use floating plants as a stronghold, continuously swallow the air, and gill gas from the mouth spit around the phytoplankton to make a round bubble nest. After the floating nest is built, the male will dance around the female to show her gorgeous color and win the favor of the female. Gradually, the female will swim to the new bubble nest under the guidance of the male. They begin to mate under the floating nest. The male bends his whole body to the “U” shape and tightly hugs the female. The female lays about 400-1000 eggs each time. As a whole, it’s easy to raise the Macropodus opercularis. If you like it, just raise a few.