Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae
(Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah"; pallida: From the Latin word 'pallidus', meaning pale or colorless, compared to some of its congeners which are more colorful.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54318); 3.3 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 24 - 25. Diagnosis: Caudal fin of males lanceolate, body with an uninterrupted dark central lateral stripe, dorsal and ventral margins clearly defined, distinct caudal spot lacking, the lower lateral stripe is posteriorly disrupted into wide-spaced small blotches (Ref. 54318).
Specimens were collected in February 2005 in a slowly flowing creek which was only 20 to 50 cm deep; the water was clear and slightly tanned, bed covered densely with leaf litter; water
data pH 6.3, 82 µS/cm and 25.5°C. From another creek, where the species was collected, pH 6.5, 69 µS/cm and 26.6 °C (Ref. 78499).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schindler, I. and J. Schmidt, 2004. Betta pallida spec. nov. , a new fighting fish from southern Thailand (Teleostei: Belontiidae). Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 7(1):1-4. (Ref. 54318)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .