Siamese fighting fish
The betta got its name from an ancient clan of warriors, called the “Bettah.” The fish were given a combatant name after the fighting fish became popular in the mid-1800s. In fact, the sport became so renowned in Thailand that the former King of Siam had it regulated and taxed! Spectators of the sport based their bets on the bravery of the fish, rather than the damage inflicted by the victor.
- As the name suggests, the tail is what makes this type of Betta so special.
- It is the most popular and spectacular type of Betta due to its long, spiky tail.
- There are three types of Crowntails: the single ray, the double ray, and the crossed ray.
- The crossed ray is the most beautiful type, but also the most difficult to find and take care of.
- You should avoid keeping the Crowntail Betta in the same tank with aggressive fish or it will be attacked very often.
- These fish also have strict requirements and in order for their tails to keep their shape, the water needs to be completely clean all the time.
- They are prone to diseases and aggressive in nature, which is why they thrive better in a smaller tank alone.