Betta fish are one of the most loved, most popular fish in the hobby. But there are some betta facts that some betta owners do not know.
Betta Facts #1
Betta Splendens means “Splendid Betta”?
Betta Facts #2
The King of Siam gave a breeding pair of bettas to Teddy Cantor in 1840, and he named them Betta Splendens?
Betta Facts #3
Betta fish are named after a fierce Siamese warrior clan called BETTAH?
Betta Facts #4
In 1896 some pairs made their way to Germany, and these fish were instrumental in the explosion in Germany?
Betta Facts #5
In 1910 several pairs were sent to a Californian, and the betta craze in America began?
Betta Facts #6
The double tail betta is a genetic mutation, not a seperate species?
Betta Facts #7
A little salt can actually help this freshwater fish live longer?
Betta Facts #8
Only the male of the species fights?
Betta Facts #9
Betta fish fighting is still popular in Asia today?
Betta Facts #10
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