In Thailand its actually a traditional sport. People breed bettas to have the toughest scales and aggression. They fight the plakat type bettas and bet money like how people elsewhere bet on the horses. Anyway, these guys take pretty good care of their bettas, never let the losers die, always tend to wounds etc. The fish are making them money after all and it is something they've been doing for centuries. The people that get on my nerves are stupid teenagers who think oh fun and just pit bettas against each other as you said, just for fun. :( These thoughtless bozos are just sadists..
"You are forever responsible for what you have tamed."
Betta love: it's an international thing.
Azure, Sterling, you will be with me forever. Peaches, my crazy girl, I'll miss you the most.
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