Betta fish (Betta splendens) or siamese fighting fish has been well known and popular among aquarists for quite a long time. Its relative species paradise fish were the first to be brought from Asia to Europe.
However, long before that, the Betta had already been bred in Thailand and Malaysia.
Betta has become popular due to its gorgeous appearance, unusual behavior, and its capability to inhabit in small tanks. Also, bettas are easily bred and interbred, so as a result, there are lots of morphs that have various coloring, fins shape, etc.
Wildlife species aren’t that attractive and colorful – its color is greenish or brownish, the body is elongated with short fins.