Betta brownorum can be housed in pairs, species tanks, and community tanks. Pairs can be housed in a 5 gallon tank, groups should be housed in a 20 gallon tank or larger. Pairs should be given cover such as caves and plants. In a pair or species situation it is possible that fry could be discovered in the tanks. For best results remove a brooding male.
Betta brownorum comes from blackwater environments and should have soft acidic water that is well filtered. They should be kept at cool to mid 70s F.
Females have an egg tube. Females ovaries might be visible via spotlighting. Males may be more intensely colored.
Brownorum is primarily a bubblenester however under certain circumstances brownorum has been known to mouthbrood. The exact trigger is unknown however some pairs are more likely to mouthbrood then other pairs.
|Similar Species||Similar species would be all coccina complex members.|
|Identification||Brownorum have a much larger side spot then any other member of the complex.|