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How to look after
Siamese fighting fish
(Other members of the genus Betta)
ADULT SIZE: 6 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C
FOOD: Feed Betta splendens live and dried foods
DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Thailand
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AQUARIUM CARE: The Siamese fighting fish is an aquarium favourite, worldwide; yet it was one of the first species to be commercially sold. It originates from still waters around the Metang river in Thailand, but is now widespread in south east Asia, and even parts of Southern America.
The Siamese fighting fish lives up to its name - males will fight to the death (which was a desireable characteristic in the past) and nowadays they are often kept in Betta jars, especially in shops. Males will also attack other species that are similar enough to it.
The females are less aggressive, however at spawning time will eat each others fry and eggs.
BREEDING: Spawning occurs and eggs are deposited in a bubble nest, typical of anabantids. The nest can be scooped out and the fry raised seperately from their parents. The fry take artemia and dried foods.