Siamese fighting fish
Siamese fighting fish (Betta Splendens) is a species in the Gourami family which is also known as biting fish in Thailand.
These fish are native to Mekong basin of Laos, Cambogia, Vietnam and Thailand. They are highly aggressive and will kill any other fish if put together in the fish tank. Betta Splendens comes in various magnificent colours and is also known for its beautiful flowing fins. Sadly, these fish are threatened in nature. A typical Betta Splendens usually grows to about 6.5 cm in length. In the wild it feeds on Zooplankton, Crustaceans and mosquito larvae.
People in Thailand and Malaysia have been collecting these fish prior to the 19th century. They used to breed them specifically for fish fights (because of their aggression), but nowdays Betta Splendens is a very popular aquarium fish due to its beauty.
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