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Where do betta fish live?
In the wild, native to areas like Cambodia and Thailand, the betta inhabits rice paddiesand still watered canals.
What are 5 interesting facts about bettas?
Betta Fish Facts Betta fish are native to Asia, where they live in the shallow water of marshes, ponds, or slow-moving streams. Male bettas are devoted fathers who build bubble nests for their young with their mouths and fiercely protect their babies from predators. Just like us, betta fish are diurnal.
Are Betta fish native to the Mekong basin?
Yes, and to be precise, the Betta fish is native to the Mekong basin in countries such as Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand. Betta fish in their natural habitat can most often be found in still or standing waters such as in flood plains, canals, and rice paddies.
What is the history of bettas in Thailand?
Betta keeping began in Thailand (formerly Siam) over 150 years ago. Children collected these territorial fish in rice paddies and would place them together to watch them spar, hence the name Siamese Fighting Fish. Soon, betting on these contests became commonplace.