Marine Betta (Calloplesiops altivelis)

Here are a couple videos I took of our Marine Betta (Calloplesiops altivelis). In the wild they use the white spot on their tail, that looks like an eye, as a defense tool.  Often they position their tail towards a threat and if it gets bit, it only looses part of its tail. This Marine Betta has been a pretty neat addition to our reef tank. They don’t get “big” as far as marine fish go and they get along with their fellow tank mates pretty well. Ours sits in a hole and peeks out until it’s feeding time then he flares up for food.

Posted on February 17, 2012, in Fish, Saltwater Aquarium Reef Tank, Videos and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That’s pretty cool. How long have you had it?

  2. We’ve probably had him for almost a year. He was pretty shy for a few months then all of a sudden he got brave enough to feed from a pair of tweezers. I compare him to a lionfish in that he’s kind of a slow thinkers but very determined once he sets his mind on something.

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