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fighting fish:

see bettabetta
or fighting fish,
small, freshwater fish of the genus Betta, found in Thailand and the Malay Peninsula. Best known is the Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens. Mature males of this species are about 2 in. (5 cm) long. In its native waters B.
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The second instalment is Ferocious Fighters and looks at nature's tough guys - like the Siamese Fighting Fish, so aggressive it will fight its own reflection until it is exhausted.
Fighting Fish Siamese fighting fish, or Betta splendens, come in a great variety of ravishing colours, so it's not difficult to see why they are popular aquarium fish.
FACT In SE Asia in the 19th century, people bet on battles between fighting fish which were bred for their aggression.
"Nymph Masters" covers everything from rigging flies, reading the water, casting, and fighting fish in streams and rivers from across the country from Pennsylvania to Alaska, in author and angler Jason Randall's personal quest to learn the methods of the masters.
A SIAMESE fighting fish with the colours of the Thai national flag has been bought for 53,500 baht (PS1,200) in an online auction, making it the most expensive of its species ever sold.
Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens Regan, 1910) ranks among the most popular and commercialized ornamental fish in the world due to its beauty and variety of colors, hardiness, ease of reproduction and possibility of being created in small aquariums without aeration because of the air breathing attachment system (Faria et al., 2006).
I had a friend when I was a kid who had Japanese fighting fish. One night, during a sleepover party at her house, one of them devoured the other.
Matching Fighting Fish on its first and last reels trigger free spins with multipliers.
Hard fighting fish, super-charged with oxygen and attacking anything that moved, seemed to be queuing for a chance at our offering.
The report in question was by The Australian which quoted one unidentified frontbencher, saying that the two women were "like two Siamese fighting fish stuck in the same tank." The person also said that that there was no way that the relation could be improved.
Consumers simply add water and a tropical fish, such as a Betta "Siamese Fighting Fish." A wide variety of produce can be grown with the kit including spinach, baby greens, oregano, beans, basil, mint, parsley and thyme.The tank easily fits on a kitchen counter.
The same is also true of aggressive contests between individuals in the animal kingdom, whether it is rutting deer stags or quarrelsome Siamese fighting fish.