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Si′amese fight′ing fish`(n.)

  1. a freshwater fish, Betta splendens, bred for centuries for brilliant color, very long fins, and pugnacity.

    Category: Ichthyology


  1. Siamese fighting fish(Noun)

    A freshwater fish, scientific name Betta splendens.


  1. Siamese fighting fish

    The Siamese fighting fish also known as betta, is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish. The name of the genus is derived from ikan bettah, taken from a local dialect of Malay. The wild ancestors of this fish are native to the rice paddies of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam and are called pla-kad in Thai or trey krem in Khmer.


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