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Fighters get recognition
20th February 2019

By Sandra Pearce

The Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens, has been formally recognised as Thailand’s national aquatic animal by the country’s National Identity Committee.

The listing was recommended by the Fisheries Department and the Agriculture Ministry.

B. splendens has many cultural and historical associations, and has been cited extensively in Thai novels and literature, reports the Chiang Rai Times.