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History of Betta Splendens

Submitted by on 1 July 2010 – 06:54

Sorry bro and sist, on this time, i repeat to post basically about betta splendens or indonesian called him as cupang hias on historically. Betta Fish are said to have gotten their name from an ancient clan of Asian warriors called the “Bettah”—a little different with betta splendens history that was written in bahasa on this blog–. They were given these warriors’ names because about 150 years ago people enjoyed participating in a popular sport that involved the fighting of two of these warrior fish.  (In fact, the sport was so popular that it was regulated – and taxed – by the King of Siam!)

One interesting note about Betta fish fighting is that, unlike cock or dog fighting in the west, at Siamese fighting fish tournaments, the actual fight was more to test the bravery of the fish, rather than a fight to see how much damage would be inflicted, or a death match. 

Spectators bet on how long a particular fish would fight, and which one would give up first.  (In fact, most fish would only fight once or twice, and then live out the remainder of their lives being pampered and used for breeding.)

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