Intelligence Level: Gecko, Blood Parrot fish
What they Sound like: This
Bettabo are squishy amphibians that look and behave a lot like betta fish- they're feisty, like to show off, and have very tiny brains.
Bettabo breathe both air and water and they can vocalise- their sounds are similar to the chirps and croaks frogs make. In their environment they each find and set up a little space or "nest" for themselves to be their home either underwater or out of water, and they like to arrange it just so- they will bring in rocks, shells and plants in and push them around to make it a comfy place to live.
Bettabo are soft-bodied amphibians with very small scales. They breathe air but can also hold their breaths for a long time underwater. They must be kept in moist environments- they can be out of the water for up to half a day but must return to water to keep their skin from drying out. There are both saltwater and freshwater bettabo - freshwater bettabo can swim in salt water but cannot breathe it and vice versa.
Most bettabo like to have their own space, but there are still many that like to live together. Bettabo, while not particularly violent, are still territorial and will challenge each other with fin-spreading, dancing, or bobbing displays. Bobbing is when Bettabo hold their heads up as high as it will go to look tall, waiting for their opponent's response, then pull their head inwards and puff themselves up to look bigger. They do this back and forth until one of them retreats or gets tired.
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