In the wild, the fish uses its coloration to ward off predators and to attract mates. Wild Bettas do not possess the vibrant bright red, lime green, and royal blue colors of their selectively bred counterparts. In fact, they are unusually dull and drab. However, captive-bred Betta males have adopted these new colors and use them to their advantage in mating displays.
Betta Fish Living Conditions In The Wild - Betta Fish Tanks
In the wild, betta fish to prey and are active carnivores (insectivores to be exact). In captivity, you need to replicate their environment as much as possible, and that means nutrition too. Avoid overfeeding them, because it can lead to complications too.
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Not a colorful fish in wild. Also wild types are not highly aggressive as captive-bred fish. In Thailand and Malaysia for centuries wild caught Betta were used for fighting. In late 18th century they where imported to Europe and then to America.
Giant Leech caught while catching wild Betta fish MVI 53991 - YouTube
The Siamese fighting fish or Betta splendens is native to Asia. As early as A.D. 1200, wild bettas were kept in captivity in Thai households. They were used for competitive fighting in Thailand much the same way other animals, such as roosters, are used for fighting. Wild betta fish today are listed as vulnerable on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.Wild bettas live in shallow, freshwater areas. They prefer ponds, streams, canals and rice paddies, but they are also found in rivers. They feed upon plankton, mosquitoes and insect larvae. Bettas are known as fighting fish because two males in close proximity will fight with one another for dominance. One male can be kept with several females.The wild betta fish looks very different from the betta found in pet stores. Wild bettas are a dull brown color with a darker dorsal stripe. This color provides camouflage to help them avoid predators. When they reach maturity at around 2 years of age, they are 2.5 inches long.This video's about bettas in the wild under simulated conditions. Bettas are territorial fish which are extremely agressive in the wild. Bettas live in paddy fields originated in Southeast Asia with water levels of 5 - 10cm. Like, comment and subscribe for more wonderful contents. Stay tuned! A new content will be posted about having bettas as pets.
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