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Old 03-31-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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Behaviour question about Betta fish (Siamese fighting fish)

Hi,
Just reading through this brilliant forum and have looked at a few of the posts on bettas.

I was hoping that someone might be able to help me out with a question i have.

Since Betta were originally a grey / green colour in the wild, how and why have they become so diversely and brightly coloured? I understand that it is due to artificial selection and breeding but does the aggressive / territorial behaviour / breeding rituals have anything at all to do with the fact that they are such stunning colours?

I've had a look on the web but havent really been able to find anything that goes into that much detail into the evolution and behaviour of the betta.
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Anyway, not sure if you guys can help but any ideas, suggestions or info would be a great help.

Thanks again

Kind Regards

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