Siamese Fighting Fish

The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens, /ˈbɛtə/) also known as Betta, (particularly in the US), is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish. The name of the genus is derived from ikan bettah, taken from a local dialect of Malay. The wild ancestors of this fish are native to the rice paddies of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam and are called pla-kad (lit. biting fish) in Thai or trey krem in Khmer.

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Siamese Fighting Fish - In Popular Culture
... strategy of the criminal organization SPECTRE is compared to three Siamese fighting in the same tank Two will fight each other to the death while the third will wait its turn to fight the ... Hinton's 1975 novel Rumble Fish, is an eponymous reference to what two brothers call the breed ... adaptation, everything appears in black and white except the Siamese fighting fish ...
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... Oxygen levels of the water, availability of food, size of each fish, age, number of times the fish has spawned before and water temperature are all factors known to effect when and how many eggs each carp will ... Siamese fighting fish Prior to spawning, male Siamese fighting fish build bubble nests of varying sizes at the surface of the water ... Siamese fighting fish build bubble nests of varying sizes A pair of Siamese fighting fish spawning under their bubble nest One day old Siamese fighting fish larvae in a ...

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