The Best Pet Betta Fish Names - Alphabetized - The Spruce

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Certain types of fish are known for their appearance or behaviors. For example, the betta is also known as the Siamese fighting fish because of its aggressive nature. Naming a betta after a famous boxer is fitting. Alternately, you could name him Sweet Pea, which is the opposite name you'd expect based on the betta's reputation. easily lend themselves to names like Goldie, but try to think outside the box to find a name that strikes a chord.
There are multiple recognized names for the Betta fish, most commonly: the Siamese fighting fish, the Betta and Betta splendens
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Siamese Fighting Fish - Betta splendens, Species name: Betta splendens, Synonym: None, Common Names: Siamese fighting fish, Family: Osphronemidae This link has a pretty informative page about caring for your Bettas This page contains a long list of names for Male Fish, including naming Tropical Fish and Goldfish
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The personality of an animal is another common way that a name is derived. Betta fish are also referred to asSiamese Fighting Fish, as well as Crowtail Betta's. Male Betta's are dominant and aggressive. They are also veryterritorial and come across as a very proud creature. For these reasons names of famous warriors, leaders, ancientGods, or to tie in origin and personality, the name of a warrior from their native region are other greatchoices.The Siamese Tiger Fish (previously: was described by Bleeker in 1853. Currently there are six species in the genus. This genus was revised from to and the family Coiidae by Roberts and Kottelat in 1994. Kottelat again revised the genus In 2000 to its current classification of and the family Datnioididae. Other common names it is known by include Indonesian Tiger Fish, Finescale Tigerfish, Gold Datnoid, Gold Tiger Datnoid, Finescale Tigerfish, Yellow Tiger Fish, and Black Barred Tiger Fish.This species is found on the Southeast mainland of Asia in the Mekong basin, the Chao Phraya river basin in the center of Thailand, the Musi basin in Sumatra, the Kapuas basin in western Borneo, and in Cambodia. The origin of this fish can be determined by the number of bars on the fish. Fish from Southeast Asia will normally have 5 bars and the ones from Borneo and Sumatra will usually have 6 to 7 bars.These fish are not listed on the IUCN Red List, but may be endangered in many regions from capturing them for food fish and the aquarium industry. It is said to possibly be extinct in the Chao Pharya river basin in Thailand.The Indonesian Tiger Fish inhabits large bodies of waters such as lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. It dwells among submerged trees and roots. The young will eat zooplankton, but as they mature their diet becomes fish fry and small fishes, small shrimps, crabs, worms, and insect larvae. They possibly eat some plant matter as well.This fish has long been a favorite species for the large predatory fish tank, especially in Asia. Even though the price remains relatively high, the popularity of this Gold Datnoid endures. In recent years there has been a surge in popularity in Europe and the United States as well. The Gold Datnoid is known by quite a number of equally descriptive names ranging from Siamese Tiger Fish, Indonesian Tiger Fish, Finescale Tigerfish, Gold Datnoid, Gold Tiger Datnoid, Finescale Tigerfish, Yellow Tiger Fish, to the Black Barred Tiger Fish.The Siamese Tiger Fish is commonly available but may be relatively hard to find due to its high price. A special order may be required to get one. Other names they may be found for sale as include Indonesian Tiger Fish, Gold Tiger Datnoid, and Gold Datnoid.