Siamese Fighting Fish… Thailand’s National Aquatic Animal
The Siamese Fighting Fish is the most common fish in Thailand and it has been intertwined with Thai culture for centuries. There is evidence of breeding of betta fish since the Thonburi Era. In the reign of King Rama I.It is a species of fish with unique and beautiful characteristics. The species is known and widely accepted internationally as the “Siamese Fighting Fish” or “Siamese Betta.” The name “Siamese” refers to the betta fish’s country of origin and it is the ancient name of Thailand.