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Difference between bettas and Siamese fighting fish

Postby Jenny101 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:16 pm

I have heard of bettas being referred to as Siamese fighting fish. I was just wondering if there was a difference between the two?

What is the difference between a betta and a Siamese fighting fish?
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Re: Difference between bettas and Siamese fighting fish

Postby admin » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:14 pm

Hi!

There is not a really difference between bettas and Siamese fighting fish. The general term Betta can refer to any number of species of fish all known as bettas. Siamese fighting fish are specifically betta splendens (the beautifully colored bettas). Early in their development, they were fought against each other for sport and status.

Both names are used today.

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