The nature of betta fish The nature of betta fish
Wild betta fish or betta fish found in nature along the marsh bogs are small betta fish that do not have prominent features. The largest wild fish The size is not more than 5 centimeters. In normal conditions, the color may be brown, gray, gray or green and may have a faint black stripe. Can lie on the length of the body Wild fish live hiding between water plants in shallow places. The special nature of the fish is that of a natural fighter. When other fish are found, they will fight immediately. And male betta can change color to be beautiful when stimulated In an active state All fins will spread out fully. Expanding gills With blue or red appearing clearly in various color tones Makes it look elegant.
Betta is a fish with breathing organs. On the gill cavity on both sides Enabling the use of oxygen directly from the air Therefore living with durability In the presence of low oxygen By rising up to gobble the air at the surface periodically in the dry season if the water in the water source is dry Betta fish may be able to live in Rupuna along the edge of the Nong Nong Bueng, Rim Khu and shallow troughs. When the water begins to decrease until the dry season The crab will continue to dig deep holes along the water level. As soon as the rainy season, the fish will return to reproduce. And spread out to live as if there are overgrown grasses in shallow waters. Betta fish are fish that like shallow water. Therefore not found in rivers, canals, marshes with deep water Betta is a short-lived fish. Most of them are not over 2 years old.
In breeding, lay eggs Betta fish will build or build a nest before. By biting the male creator Take care of the eggs and the baby’s nest Gobble into the mix with mucus in the mouth Then sprayed into the water surface To be a place for eggs, eggs and baby The male fish will choose to make a whistle to stick to the leaves. Or water plants After courtship until the woman has already agreed The male will tie the female Which will release the eggs The male will release the semen from the outside. The eggs are released in series. And slowly sinking to the ground The fish father will use the mouth to gobble up the eggs Then sprayed at the bubble until the eggs are exhausted Which may take hours. After that, the fish father will act as a watcher for eggs and baby in each breeding time. The fish will lay about 200 – 600 eggs. Will stay under the whistle Until the food in the food bag that comes with it will be used And the fins have completely developed If there is a fish fry out of the eye The fish father will take the child. Back to the same place And keep boosting by blasting new bubbles constantly At this stage, the fish father will take care of the baby all day without rest. In addition to having to repair the whistle and take care of the fish that fell from the eye The fish father must also watch out for the enemy that will come to eat the baby. especially The fish that have to be driven away Because they like to eat their own children 1 month after laying eggs The female fish is ready to create a new set of eggs for a period of 1 year. A female fish can give about 2,500 to 5,000 eggs or more.
In nature, the fighting of fish is often not serious. Most of the time, just spread out and hurriedly threatened to take the place. Some see bad posture. May avoid Without fighting, there are But some of them are seriously fighting Any male fish that holds the right place Will create Then swelled, emitting a female flirtation To breed, lay eggs.
Wild betta in nature
That wild fish, when bitten, will not be very patient. The duration of the fighting of most of these fishes is not more than 15 – 20 minutes. With continuous screening Can fight for hours Some couples may bite each other over the night. But on average, it takes at least 3 hours. Betta fish can fight continuously for a long time without having to rest. There may be a time separator. Just popped up to gobble the air at the surface for a short period of time When in preparation for fighting The fish will spread the fins off the gums and emit full color. Turned his head in the same way By which one of them is slightly opposite to the back The fish will be in this position for a short time. In seconds or minutes Then will start to bite, attack quickly The main weapon used to attack enemies is teeth. The attack will continue violently with a short rest period. That the fish will separate in the prepared posture And then fight again The main point for the attack is the anal fin, tail fin and dorsal fin, and the pectoral fins and chopsticks. Often do not receive much attention When the fight continues These fins will be torn away. Until sometimes, but the base of the fin Which will make swimming efficiency And reduced direction control Another point that is the target of the fish attack is the body side. Biting this area quickly can cause the scales to fall off. But most often do not cause injury Except gum area That may sometimes be bitten by a wound Early development of species Making it a wise fish Know to choose the bite to beat the opponent. Can only bite the place where it is important Both bite precisely and heavily.
When the fish attacked The face cannot be avoided. Will coordinate the mouth to bite And turning the head to bite Locking the jaw tight, this fish thugs call it “stick twist”. The fish will release long. Causing the rest of the body to twist and twist until it sinks into the ground and stays at this position for 10-20 seconds Then returned to fight again in the same position During the air gobble up, there will be no fish being bitten in the fight. Sometimes the fish may be twisted up to 20 times, therefore losing the win.
Winning allergy of betta fish Mostly due to surrender because of exhaustion. And lose patience More than defeated by injury When the betta gave up Do not want to fight, swim, escape or turn the tail towards the opponent when attacking.
From the memoirs of H.M. Smith, Thailand’s aquatic advisor in the reign of King Rama VI, who watched the fish bite more than 100 times. Understand each other But is an exciting fight Full of art and beauty in the style of graceful movements, agility, agility and patience at the end of a prolonged battle Both fish may be in an unsightly condition. Because the fins are torn Or flake off But within about 2-3 weeks, it can regenerate into a new normal Until no signs of injury were found.