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Old 10-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #11 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betta_splendens http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/180889/0 http://watershed3.tripod.com/map.html
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #12 
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Thanks I appreciate the links. I am thinking about putting together a slide or something about the different countries and their average weather patterns. Maybe I can make it a larger slide and show it to my dad. He can't keep betta's alive and he doesn't understand why. He puts them in an overstocked community tank and I was hoping if I could put in some natural history of the fish and some proven care instructions maybe he will get what I am saying. Sometimes I am not to good at explaining things.
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Like the Labyrinth is because the waters Bettas are native too lack O2 because they are so warm and stagnent but big many form territories 10 meter by 1 meter.
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http://www.bettafishcenter.com/Betta-Origins.shtml

I don't know how reliable the site is but this one seems like it has some good information. Says they're from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and parts of China....
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Good information guys. I think just my family and friends are going to see this but I would like to make sure you guys get referenced. College brainwashed me into citing my sources correctly. I may be able to use this for a future class, who knows? My main issue is since I have been getting into betta keeping my family is getting into it too. Just my sister in law and my dad. They are betta and gold fish killers though so I want to go into an in depth lesson they will understand. I myself want to focus on learning if there is a large difference in domestic and wild fish needs, basically if the needs are the same while including a basic care thing.
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Never knew PRC.
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Good information guys. I think just my family and friends are going to see this but I would like to make sure you guys get referenced. College brainwashed me into citing my sources correctly. I may be able to use this for a future class, who knows? My main issue is since I have been getting into betta keeping my family is getting into it too. Just my sister in law and my dad. They are betta and gold fish killers though so I want to go into an in depth lesson they will understand. I myself want to focus on learning if there is a large difference in domestic and wild fish needs, basically if the needs are the same while including a basic care thing.
Unfortunately, domesticated splendens are quite different from their wild counterparts so their care doesn't really compare. I keep both and all I would say is that both wilds and splendens require adequate space, clean, heated water, and a quality diet.

IMO mental stimulation of some form is also beneficial to the fish.
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Yes it is but the wild habitat gives us basic info like diet.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #19 
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Unfortunately, domesticated splendens are quite different from their wild counterparts so their care doesn't really compare. I keep both and all I would say is that both wilds and splendens require adequate space, clean, heated water, and a quality diet.

IMO mental stimulation of some form is also beneficial to the fish.
see that is what I was thinking. They are often compared to each other. It seems to me that domestic bettas would not be as adaptable to temp changes. What is your opinion on that? I don't know much about wild betta's.
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Yes it is but the wild habitat gives us basic info like diet.
I see how that could be true. Wild and domestic animals of the same species would require the same basic diet. Good thought.
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