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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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Biosecurity officers searched the passengers luggage and found five foam boxes that contained plastic bags with two live fighting fish, a quantity of live snails and live shrimp inside.
FACT In SE Asia in the 19th century, people bet on battles between fighting fish which were bred for their aggression.
David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities Tomorrow 7pm FACT In SE Asia in the 19th century, people bet on battles between fighting fish which were bred for their aggression.
Apparently, Japanese fighting fish will devour each other if left to their own devices, but will die of loneliness if made to live in total isolation.
Villus height (VH) and villus width (VW) of Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens Regan, 1910) larvae fed different levels of mannan oligosaccharide (MOS).
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.
Consumers simply add water and a tropical fish, such as a Betta "Siamese Fighting Fish.
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.
The aggressive/reproductive display of the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), is a species-specific agonistic sequence that may be separated into appetitive, mating, and post-mating components (Klein, Figler, & Peeke, 1976).
Gray must steel his courage and learn from an ancient fighting fish to stand a chance as Big Blue's protector against Finnivus' unrestrained rapacity
He can't wait to catch a catfish now - that's a hard, fighting fish to catch.