Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish)
What is betta fish?
Betta is a large genus of small, often colorful, freshwater ray-finned fishes. Most famous species of Betta is Siamese fighting fish which is also called the betta fish or just betta. The Siamese fighting fish is one of the most popular species of freshwater aquarium fish.
Siamese fighting fish or the Betta fish is native to the rice paddies of Thailand and Cambodia.
In captivity, adult betta fish should be fed once a day and babies should be fed twice a day. It is extremely important not to overfeed the fish.
Bettas have a lifespan of 2-5 years. Normally they live for 2-3 years,rarely they will live for 4-5 years.
Betta belong to the gourami family (Osphronemidae).
There are 28 known species of Betta(Siamese fighting fish is one of them).