Sunday, July 08, 2012

Siamese Fighting fish

Length: 2 1/2 inches

Habitat and Habits
-Asia (7 species)
-calm waters of small lakes, ponds, slow rivers, irrigated ditches
-usually clear water
-usually have submerged plants for cover
-male defends his territory
-when angry, he glows metallic green and red
-In a fight:
-ram at each other
-slit skin with teeth
-rub off scales

Food and Feeding
-likes to eat plants, small worms, dead animals

Siamese Fighting Fish and Man
-bred in Thailand for meanness
-have longer, iridescent fins
-will fight until death
-people bet on the outcome

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