Rare Betta Fish | Aquarium Lore: Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish)

Siamese Fighting Fish - White/Red Butterfly Double Tail Full Moon male Betta Splendens
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"Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Splendens)"
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Siamese fighting fish or simply Betta is of the most colorful fish for keeping in home aquariums. Due to the presence of unique organs called labyrinth they are able to breathe the atmospheric air which makes them thrive even in low oxygenated water which would kill most other fishes of this class. So betta fishes can also be kept in filter less aquariums or bowls and they become very friendly fish too.

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Accessorizing with fish was not what the people of Siam originally had in mind when they started collecting Bettas prior to the 1800s. Known as , the Bettas of that time were not the same elegant, little fish we see today. With much smaller fins and a dirty greenish-brown hue, they were bred for competitive fighting and not for the fame of their magnificent finnage and colors. Native to Siam, (now Thailand), Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and parts of China, these fish became accustomed to that were often at or above 80 degrees. Observing the obvious popularity of these fights, the King of Siam started licensing and collecting these fighting fish. In 1840, he gave some of his prized fish to a man who, in turn, gave them to Dr. Theodor Cantor, a medical scientist from Bangor. Describing these fish in an article nine years later, Dr. Cantor gave them the name Macropodus Pugnax. In 1909, Mr. Tate Regan renamed them Betta Splendens, noting that there already was a with the name Dr. Cantor used. It is believed that Mr. Regan got the name from a warrior-like tribe of people named "Bettah". Known as plakat, which means tearing or biting fish, the wild Bettas generally would have short-lived fights of only a few minutes. Nevertheless, once the Siamese started to breed them specifically for fighting, these matches could go on for hours. The winner was determined, not by the wounds he inflicted, but instead by his willingness to continue fighting. The losing fish retreated and the match was over. Destruction to the families of the men betting on the fish was also substantial, with potential losses as great as his money, his house, and on occasion, his wife or other family members!
The fish have become so popular, they’ve even earned their place in pop culture. Here are some fun facts: Betta fish fighting techniques are referenced as a strategy in the 1963 James Bond movie, From Russia With Love. The criminal organization SPECTRE plans to let the U.S. and Soviet Russia “fight to the death” until one loses, then take on the exhausted winner – just like Siamese Fighting Fish. Meanwhile, the popular Disney Channel series Fish Hooks features Milo, a Siamese Fighting Fish, while betta fish have been used as backgrounds and screensavers for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.