The Betta Fish
The betta is one of the most popular fish in aquariums around the world. The betta is beauty enchants prying eyes and his colorful tail awakens interest in freshwater fish. This magnificent fish is the result of a genetic mutation provided by man.The wild betta, found in nature, do es not remember the colorful fish and with enormous tails and bristling we know.
Siamese fighting fish
The betta (Betta splendens), also sometimes colloquially known as The Siamese fighting fish, is a species in the gourami family which is popular as an aquarium fish. This species is native to the Mekong basin of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, where it can found in standing waters of canals, rice paddies, and floodplains. They are called pla-kad (biting fish) in Thai or trey krem in Khmer. They tend to be rather aggressive. The Siamese fighting fish was given its name in Thai “ikan bettah”, which means biting fish.
Siamese fighting fish usually grows to a length of about 6.5 cm (2.6 in). The optimum water temperature is between 25 ° C and 30 ° C. The Siamese fighting fish is readily recognized as a result of gorgeous colors exhibited on the entire body of this betta fish. Siamese fighting fish have lengthy and elaborate colored fins, which can be on the man Siamese fighting fish compared to the fins of this feminine Siamese fighting fish. The fins of this Siamese fighting fish look especially elaborate on account of how the body of this betta fish is comparatively tiny.
The betta has extremely aggressive behavior with fish of its kind, which gives it the nickname “fighting fish”. He has to live isolated from other fish. Some people put this kind of fish in the arenas where you bet money on betta fighting. Typically, two opposing dies.
Betta fish need a proper aquarium, beta fish is in an aquarium of at least five gallons or larger, the fish will enjoy having space to work out and you have fun watching him swim around the tank(avoid high aquariums above 30 cm high).
The Betta fish Females are smaller and are not as beautiful as the fin of the male, for this reason, many inexperienced breeders end up coming out of pet shops only with male beta fish they consider most beautiful unaware of the danger it poses to create beta fish appropriately. Female
betta The females are much less aggressive. Group can be maintained and, depending on the case, even with other community fish.
The Betta fish is aggressive temperament fish and reputation as “tough” as it loves a good fight. Thus You must avoid putting two male beta fish in the same tank as this will result in a fight (and death). If loading Betta females, place or one, or more than two and put them all at once, create spaces in the tank for the fish to hide, as castle and arches above all let their most beautiful aquarium.
The good health of your betta fish begins with an aquarium in good condition and in this sense the water is one of the most important factors: remember to clean your aquarium frequently, you must remove the feces and uneaten food. The water in the tank must replace partially half fresh water (preferably using mineral water), the former half of the water tank, at least once a week.
Do not use tap water but if unavoidable, be sure to use a chemical to condition the water because the tap water of chlorine can kill your Siamese fighting fish. Make sure that the water temperature is the same, sudden changes can also kill fish or let your sick betta fish.
The Betta feeds on zooplankton, crustaceans, and the larvae of mosquitoes and other water-bound insects.
The Betta fighting
Plakit, Thai betta fighters have the best heart. They can fight long games or fight until death. They don’t know what is run away! Just only Thai Betta Fighters have softer skin than fighters from another country. Here are the same of Video about Betta fighting in Thailand. Some fighting takes about 30-90 minute.