The Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish is a very beautiful and vies with the highly favored and the familiar for the title of best known fish. They are also one of the oldest known freshwater fish to be kept in aquariums. They were collected before the 19th century in both Thailand and Malaysia. The Goldfish and their close cousin, the , are perhaps the only species that have a longer history in the trade.
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Although commonly called a betta in the aquarium trade, especially in North America, that is the name of a genus not only containing this fish, but also other species. is more accurately called by its scientific name or "Siamese fighting fish", to avoid confusion with the other species in the genus.
There are not many fish as colorful and pretty as betta fish
Although the Siamese Fighting Fish are that will eat some green algae in nature, their diet is primarily . In the wild they feed mostly on zooplankton, insect larvae, crustaceans, and aquatic insects. In the aquarium they will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and dry protein foods. To keep a good balance give them a high quality protein pellet or flake food everyday. They will gladly eat foods designed for Bettas but also feed them brine shrimp (either live or frozen) or blood worms. Generally feed once or twice a day.
There are also not many fish as picky as them