Magnificent Siamese Fighting Fish

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Magnificent Siamese Fighting Fish

  1. 1. although bettas are known for their brillant colors and large, flowing fins, the natural coloration of b. splendens is a dull green and brown, and the fins of wild specimans are relatively short. however, brilliantly colored and longer finned varieties (i.e. veiltail; delta; super delta; and half-moon) have been developed through selective breeding. click... ''male and female bettas flare or ''''puff out'''' their gill covers (opercula) in order to appear more impressive, either to intimidate other rivals or as an act of coutship. femals and males will display horizontal bars (unless they are too light a colour for this to show) if stressed or frightened. femals often flare their gills at other females, especially when setting up a pecking order. click... 6/17/2009 12'' ''they enjoy having in their tanks plants , natural or artificial, that almost reach the curface of the water so they may rest upon the plants and raise their heads slightly for a sip of air; when the plant leaves do reach the surface, they are useful for males to base their bubble nests on. click ... 6/27/2004'' ''a male and a female: in the wild, females stay clear of males, except during mating. when cohabiting in tanks, males might kill females, and are generally kept apart unless (a) they are juvenile siblings, (b) they are breeding, or (c) there is a partition. often, before breeding, breeders use a partitioned container to allow female display without risking harm by the male. click...'' 6/17/2009 trinity 40

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