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Also known as Siamese Fighting Fish, Combattant (Canada), Trey kroem phloek (Cambodia), or Cá lia thia (Vietnam).
This fish comes in shades of Red, with some pinks or blacks throughout the body or fins.
The Red Male Veiltail Betta is well known for its jewel-bright colors and spectacular fins. Bettas are anabantids (Derived from the Greek Verb anabaino, meaning "to go up") which physiologically means they have two methods of breathing. Bettas breathe from their labyrinth organ which enables the fish to breathe from the surface. Bettas also breathe through their gills like other fish. Genetically speaking, the veil tail trait is dominant over the short fins.
Bettas will "flare" their fins when disturbed or threatened. The Red Male Veiltail Betta will attack another Betta and have been known to attack similar-looking fish. It is recommended that only one Male Betta is housed in an aquarium with plants and very little current.
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Native To: S.E. Asia - Cambodia, Thailand
Adult Size: Up to 3"
Temperature: 74° - 82°F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 1+ liter
Scientific Name: Betta splendens
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