It belongs to the family Belontiidae.
A very compressed, elongated ovoid. The anal and dorsal fins almost reach the caudal fin. The pelvic fins are like long antenna looking things. Gets up to 2 inches (5cm).
Very colorful. Basic color is a bright red, with the males having a slanted double row of luminous light blue-green spots which also extend onto its fins. The head to the back of the gill area and belly are a brilliant blue green. The end of the anal fin and the caudal are red. The pelvis fins are orange.
The color on a female will be much paler, and she will have rounded anal and dorsal fins.
The main thing is that you need to keep your water warm. Temperature 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit (24-28 Celsius). Other then that no special requirements. A good healthy tank would have plenty of plants and medium lighting and a tight cover.
Will eat live or a high quality dried food.
Will be territorial, but usually will not inflict damage on to its tank mates.
Builds bubble nests. Algae and floating leaves and plant stems will be incorporates into the nest. Will demonstrate multiple acts of spawning. The male will look after the eggs.
Will coexist with other territorial species.
This is an extremely good jumping fish and needs a very tight lid fixture.