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Old 07-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #1 
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Betta or Beta?

I know this sounds silly considering the site is called Betta fish, not Beta fish, but I've seen both spellings on websites and books. I just want to know, which is the correct spelling, or are they both correct?
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #2 
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I think Betta is correct. Looked it up on Wiki, I myself have never seen alone calling them Beta Fish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betta
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:00 AM   #3 
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The correct spelling is "betta". To me a beta fish would be, like, a prototype fish or something.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #4 
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beta is a greek letter and betta is the fish. BETTA is the correct word.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #5 
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The correct spelling is Betta, and the reason is because its scientific name is Betta Splendens. "Beta" is a Greek letter (β).
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #6 
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Betta.

Pronounced BETT-ah. Not BAY-tah.

Some person was trying to tell me 'oh it's said differently in different places' recently.

Yeah, I'm sure it is. But that doesn't mean it's actually right. ;)
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #7 
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Thanks. For the feedback. Looks like betta is correct.
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