The 1,000-Year Secret That Made Betta Fish Beautiful

Scientists found that the fish were gradually domesticated like dog breeds into the beautiful shapes and colors that turn up today in pet stores.,

A betta fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, in an aquarium of the International Plakad Competition on Bangkok in September.
A betta fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, in an aquarium of the International Plakad Competition on Bangkok in September.Credit…Mladen Antonov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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The 1,000-Year Secret That Made Betta Fish Beautiful

Scientists found that the fish were gradually domesticated like dog breeds into the beautiful shapes and colors that turn up today in pet stores.

A betta fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, in an aquarium of the International Plakad Competition on Bangkok in September.Credit…Mladen Antonov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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