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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Siamese Fighting Fish.
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Like the name says Siamese Fighting Fish come from Siam (now called Thailand.) They are a brightly colored river fish in Southeast Asia that is a food source for much bigger fish. They are now seen in Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia in rice paddy fields and canals. Siamese Fight Fish are meat eaters they like to eat small animals like shrimp and insects. They are a freshwater fish that only gets to about 2-3 inches long. Their tails are fan like, but what makes the Siamese Fighting Fish such a common pet is its beautiful colors. In the pet industry world, they have been breed to be a rainbow of color, from dark blues, reds, black, orange, white, green, and even turquoise. However in nature the fish aren’t so flashy. They are naturally found in dull colors like green, gray, or brown. Although the fish have become common household pets, it is dangerous to put two male Siamese Fighting Fish in a tank together. Nature takes its course and they will kill each other. These fish are known for their aggressive nature, which is why their native name pla-kad means “biting fish.”
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Females of the species are usually much more placid, and don’t carry nearly as much finnage. They can exist happily in a community indefinitely, either in groups of 6 or more females, or with one male and a group of females. As with all things, there are exceptions to the rule, so this is something that you need to watch for when putting several Siamese Fighting Fish females together. How to Draw a Siamese Fighting Fish – Step-By-Step Tutorial
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Known as plakat, which means tearing or biting fish, the wild Bettas generally would have short-lived fights of only a few minutes. Nevertheless, once the Siamese started to breed them specifically for fighting, these matches could go on for hours. The winner was determined, not by the wounds he inflicted, but instead by his willingness to continue fighting. The losing fish retreated and the match was over. Destruction to the families of the men betting on the fish was also substantial, with potential losses as great as his money, his house, and on occasion, his wife or other family members!
Siamese fighting fish are fantastic jumpers, you should have a lid on the tank so they can not jump out. Siamese fighting fish require some surface air, even if water oxygen is ample, there must be some space between the water and the tank lid so the fish can take in air. The fish have become so popular, they’ve even earned their place in pop culture. Here are some fun facts: Betta fish fighting techniques are referenced as a strategy in the 1963 James Bond movie, From Russia With Love. The criminal organization SPECTRE plans to let the U.S. and Soviet Russia “fight to the death” until one loses, then take on the exhausted winner – just like Siamese Fighting Fish. Meanwhile, the popular Disney Channel series Fish Hooks features Milo, a Siamese Fighting Fish, while betta fish have been used as backgrounds and screensavers for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.A filter of appropriate size for the tank with adjustable flow is needed. Siamese fighting fish prefer low flow as this mimics their natural habitat. Filters are crucial in providing circulation, aeration and filtration of the water. Make sure you size the filter properly for the tank size this is crucial.Tank size: Tanks for housing Siamese fighting fish should be at least 15 litres(3 gallons) in volume, with an optimal size of 20 litres (4 gallons) or bigger. Small tanks or fish bowls do not provide adequate space. Tanks housing additional fish should be in excess of 40 litres (8 gallons) so they can establish territories. This will reduce chances of aggression and stress between the species. Each tank should only contain a single male of Siamese fighting fish.Step 11: Finally add a lot of curly shapes in the body to draw the scales. Use your imagination to color the Siamese Fighting Fish, they come in all colors and patterns!