December 2013 archive

Fighting Betta Splendens – some say cruel others say entertaining

Siamese fighting fish for a fight

History of Fighting Betta Splendens Wild bettas (fighter betta) originate from the tropics of SE Asia, Thailand, Malaysia and parts of Vietnam. Where children would collect them from the paddy fields and then pit them against each other for sport. In Thailand, the fish has been raised in households since the Sukhothai Period, more than …

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The Amazing Archer Fish

archer fish shooting insect

What is so amazing about the Archer Fish? The only fish that can shoot a surface to air missile to hit targets above the water, knocking its prey down and eating it.  Once that they spot their prey, they shoot it down by squirting a precisely aimed jet of water with their mouth, so that …

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