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The splendor of Betta splendens

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 15, 2016 09:00 AM
Few, if any, fish are as adorned (and adored) as betta fish. As these two recent videos show, the coloration and extravagant fins of Betta splendes are unrivaled. These fish are truly living works of art.

The super models of fish

We are pretty certain the first video is from Aquarama's 2015 International Betta Competition, when nearly 1,000 world-class bettas were on display for judging.  So much eye candy ... it's insanity!  With its undeniable beauty, variety, and affordability, it's no wonder bettas are so popular across the globe.

This video was posted by, an aquatic retailer in Spain, featuring some stunning bettas.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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