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SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH or BETTA FISH (Betta splendens)
The Siamese fighting fish, also known as the betta (particularly in the US) and simply as the fighter, is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish.
The name of the genus is derived from ikan bettah, taken from a local dialect of Thailand (Siam). 
The wild ancestors of this fish are native to the rice paddies of Thailand, peninsular Malaysia and Cambodia and are called pla-kad or trey krem (“fighting fish”) in Thai.
B. splendens usually grow to an overall length of about 5 cm ,  though some varieties reach 5-8 inches in length. 
Although known for  their brilliant colors and large, flowing fins, the natural coloration  of B. splendens is a dull green and brown, and the fins  of wild specimens are relatively short. 
Brilliantly colored  and longer finned varieties (i.e. Veiltail; Delta; Superdelta; and  Halfmoon) have been developed through selective breeding.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_fighting_fish
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SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH or BETTA FISH (Betta splendens)

  • The Siamese fighting fish, also known as the betta (particularly in the US) and simply as the fighter, is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish.
  • The name of the genus is derived from ikan bettah, taken from a local dialect of Thailand (Siam). 
  • The wild ancestors of this fish are native to the rice paddies of Thailand, peninsular Malaysia and Cambodia and are called pla-kad or trey krem (“fighting fish”) in Thai.
  • B. splendens usually grow to an overall length of about 5 cm , though some varieties reach 5-8 inches in length.
  • Although known for their brilliant colors and large, flowing fins, the natural coloration of B. splendens is a dull green and brown, and the fins of wild specimens are relatively short.
  • Brilliantly colored and longer finned varieties (i.e. Veiltail; Delta; Superdelta; and Halfmoon) have been developed through selective breeding.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_fighting_fish

Other photos you may enjoy:

Fluorescent Fish

Butterfly Fish

Turtle with wacky Don King Hair

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