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Betta splendens (Siamese fighting fish; Siamese fightingfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta, is a species in the Gourami family which is popular as an aquarium fish. They are called pla-kad (biting fish) in Thai or trey krem in Khmer. They are a very territorial fish and it is unwise to house two males together. Even the females may become territorial towards each other if not housed in a large enough tank.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Adult Length [2]  2.8 inches (7 cm)
Litter Size [2]  500
Maximum Longevity [2]  2 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Krau Wildlife Reserve IV 149823 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Caldwell Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael


America, North - Inland waters; America, South - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Mekong basin.; Brazil; Cambodia; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Indonesia; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Malaysia; Mekong; Neotropical; Oriental; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
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