Jump to content

Siamese fechtin fish

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Siamese fichting fish or Betta
Selectively bred halfmuin male displaying its flared opercula
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.
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Faimily: Osphronemidae
Genus: Betta
Species: B. splendens
Binomial name
Betta splendens
Regan, 1910[2]

The Siamese fichtin fish (Betta splendens, /ˈbɛtə/) forby kent as betta, is a popular species o 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.


[eedit | eedit soorce]
  1. Vidthayanon, C. (2011). "Betta splendens". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 27 Juin 2013. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. "Betta splendens". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 Mairch 2006.
  3. Froese, Rainer an Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). Speshies o Betta in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  4. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Betta splendens" in FishBase. April 2013 version.