Artist's description:

Betta splendens also known as Siamese Fighting Fish. Its common name is derived from the tradition of keeping the fish in order to fight against each other in organised ’bouts’ upon which participants and onlookers place wagers. It has been extensively line-bred for vigour, strength, and the ornamental trade.

Occurs naturally throughout central Thailand, from Chiang Rai province in the north to Surat Thani and Phang Nga provinces at the northern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, , just below the Isthmus of Kra. Records from the remainder of southern (peninsular) Thailand, and the Mekong River basin in eastern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia refer to other species or introduced populations.

It has been introduced to several countries, largely as a result of escape from ornamental fish farms, with known feral populations established in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

Drawing: Gouache and Resin on Paper.
Dimensions: 31 cm x 45 cm

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© 2017 Liliana Cardoso.

Materials used:

Gouache and Resin on Paper.

Betta splendens #1 (2017)


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