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Fighter Fish (Betta Fish): A Brief Description

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Blue Fighter Fish

Blue Fighter Fish

A fighter fish (betta fish) can reach up to the length of 6.0 centimeters. Some sub-species can even reach 8.0 centimeters. Now, because of the mutant gene, the breeders can make a betta to grow beyond 8.0 centimeters.

The fighter fish are usually of dull green and brown colors. Though they have flowing fins, the wild specimens of fighter fish have relatively short fins. But the breeders have been successful in developing brightly colored and longer finned types of bettas.

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8 comments

  1. Bars and Nightclubs Australia - December 23, 2009 11:21 am

    Ive seen these things placed next to goldfish in a seperate tank, and the goldfish jumps out of the water… crazy stuff..

  2. luffy - February 2, 2010 9:00 am

    that one’s color is pretty cool

  3. Local Services Expert - Janneth - February 6, 2010 10:06 pm

    I really wonder why they are called fighter fish. Sure it has overgrown fins that make them look beautiful and at the same time wild but still I wonder.

  4. raj13 - April 27, 2010 7:32 am

    hi friends because this fishes has a habit of fighting skills . .they duel with their oun kinds of fishes . . they fight untill one of the fish gives up . . i have trained a several fighting fishes . . i have 20 fishes

  5. saber - January 4, 2011 4:26 am

    hi!is it dangerous for human?!
    thank you for your text.

  6. Admin - January 4, 2011 5:10 am

    Dangerous for human what? betta fish?! lol no. It is one of the most beautiful and intelligent aquarium fish you can have :)