Siamese fichtin fish

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Siamese fichting fish or Betta
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Selectively bred halfmuin male displaying its flared opercula
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Naiturally occurrin female. This female is stressed, this can be seen frae the white colour an slight black bandin alang her body kent as "stress stripes". When nae stressed she would be a dark reid or blue. Anither sign shawin she is stressed or ill is that she haes her fins clamped up.
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Genus: Betta
Species: B. splendens
Binomial name
Betta splendens
Regan, 1910[2]

The Siamese fichtin fish (Betta splendens, /ˈbɛtə/) an aa kent as betta, is a popular species of freshwatter aquarium fish. The name o the genus is derived frae ikan bettah, taken frae a local dialect o Malay.[3] The wild auncestors o this fish are native tae the rice paddies o Thailand, Laos, Cambodie an Vietnam[4] an are cried pla-kad (lit. bitin fish) in Thai or trey krem in Khmer.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Vidthayanon, C. (2011). "Betta splendens". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  2. "Betta splendens". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 March 2006. 
  3. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). Species of Betta in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  4. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Betta splendens" in FishBase. April 2013 version.