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Betta splendens Regan, 1910
SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH
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Betta splendens   Regan , 1910

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Pictures | Videos     Stamps, Coins | Google image Image of Betta splendens (Siamese fighting fish) Betta splendens
Picture by Nilsson, K.

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah" .   More on author: Regan .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19.   Tropical; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 1672 ); 22°N - 8°N, 99°E - 107°E

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Asia: Mekong basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693 ); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 12193 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 1; Vertebrae : 29 - 34. Reddish bars on opercle (Ref. 12693 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in standing waters of floodplains, canals, rice paddies (Ref. 12693 ) and medium to large rivers (Ref. 12975 ). Feed on zooplankton, mosquito and other insect larvae (Ref. 12693 ). Air breather and bubble nest builder. Used in behavioral studies (Ref. 4537 ). Males will fight each other. The many colorful varieties are popular aquarium fish, however, the holding of the males in very small containers should be discouraged (Ref. 1672 ). Aquarium keeping: sexes should be kept separate unless for mating, and that only one female should be brought into the breeding tank measuring about 20-30 L (http://www.kampffischnet.de).

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Builds bubble-nest which is guarded by male.

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Rainboth, W.J. , 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

  Vulnerable (VU)  (A2ace)

CITES (Ref. 94142 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: highly commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.3   ±0.41 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1; multiple annual spawning; Fec to 390). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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