Types of fish Petushkov

Types of fish Petushkov

At the beginning of the XIX century in Siam, residents discovered in the muddy waters of stagnant lakes a gray non-bright fish with small fins, having a rather aggressive nature regarding individuals of its type. People interested in fighting qualities of small fish, and PLA KAT, or biting fish, began to use for tournament fish fighting. The most successful representatives of the fish were used to obtain offspring.

In the process of selection, the first individuals with an elongated tail were obtained, which was interestingly revealed during the manifestation of aggression or marriage games. Because of the combat nature and a beautiful tail of the fish, they were associated with homemade cockerels, so they began to call them – Fish Cockerel Siamese (by origin).

Today, connoisseurs of Petushkov are little interested in its fighting qualities, but highly appreciate the chic appearance. Increased fighter fish for the years of selection has become the welcome decoration of the aquarium, acquiring rich tail and fins and a variety of color.

Classification of fish size

In the natural medium, the cockerel has olive with a grayish sampling color with longitudinal or transverse stripes and small rounded fins. Length of adult fish about 40-50 mm. Female slightly less males and painted pale. Males grow up to 5 cm, females – no more than 4 cm.

Fish contained in aquariums around the world, obtained artificially.

Aquariars have been engaged in the selection of Siamese Cockerel for more than 150 years, having received More than 10 species of fish, characterized by the size and shape of the fins, in different coloring options, Turning an incredible part in the true decoration of the home reservoir.

Iridescent Rainbow Rainbow Fake Nobody leave indifferent.

Varieties of individuals in the form of fins

The special pride of the domestic fighter fish makes up the shape and size of its fins, which the male is very beautiful, causing behind the fellowship or threatening the potential invaders of the territory.

Professional breeders of aquarium fish and breeders, creating a trading description, divide the roosters on the types of tail and fins, highlighting several groups.

  • Crescent-eyed battlefish or calfmuna. Halfmunov has a large veral tail, in shape resembling a revealed fan or crescent. The extreme rays of the tailflower in the opened state are divided into 180 °, forming the perfect semicircle. The remaining fins are also longer and lush than other types of cocks. When Halfmoon reveals his floats on complete power, it is impossible not to adversely survive his veil.

  • Coronochota Petushki. A unique large vele-shaft tail, as well as the dorsal and anal fins of the crown of fighter fish disseminated on separate rays, resemble the royal crown. There are three types of coronalvostov, characterized by the quality of protruding rays. These are fish with a single beam, in which the form of revealed fins resembles a comb. There are fishes with double rays. In such fish, the elongated races of the tail are pairly connected by the membrane, forming many “swallow tails”. The third type of coronalvostov differs from other representatives of the tail consisting of crossed at the ends of paired elongated rays.

  • Waulenevy or ordinary cocks have a long weathered tail and fins. Compared to other types of Petushkov, voualehvosts have not such a luxurious plumage, but the Siamese cocks are the dealers of other types of Betta Splendens. The reason for this was the fact that the first hybrids obtained from the wild representatives were vuulakhivoy fish.

  • Two-layer fighter fish has a large vouchal tail, divided in half to the base.

  • Rounded Petushki belong to the group of short-cast fighter fish. The fan-shaped round tail and commensurate with it.

  • Cysthevost Petushok It has a second name – an emergency – due to the shape of the tail, reminiscent of the shape of a wide peak or a brush of the artist.

  • Betta flag It is proud of a chic long tail and spine with anal fins, wide loops developing behind his back.

  • Poster or short-tired cocks Short fan tail and elongated float. Anal fin is elongated to the tail of a pointed form. This kind of close to the wild representatives of Betta both in appearance and in nature.

  • Deltolyvy or Delta Pets In the excited state resemble the contour of deltaplan. They have medium length semicircular tail and rounded dorsal fin, anal little longer and slightly stretch to the tail. In addition to the delta, there is also superdudel with an elongated tail and fin.

  • Cockerel with the names of Dambo, Fool, Ushastik Dambo It has unusual spindlers, shape resembling elephant ear. Most likely, this name was given to the fish in honor of the hero of the Disney cartoon about the elephant Dambo-fool, who could fly with his ears. Dambo is a new direction in the development of a type with a slope for an increase in the side fins, the volume of which is several times higher than the head.

  • Giant Petushok or the giant differs from other representatives of its kind of truly royal size. An adult representative of shortly giants reaches a 75 mm length of 75 mm and until a year continues to grow. The body weight of the fish continues to increase some time after the cessation of growth. Among the royal cocks, there are both short-tired posters and semi-seated. Very rarely you can meet vuulanechy and coronal.

Giant cocks are obtained by breeding green fighter fish, so Available colors for this species Fish purple, blue, green, red with blue or green.

Overview of rocks by color

But not only gorgeous tails and fins make a cockerel decoration aquarium.

A wide variety of colors and their combinations – this is what the cock is distinguished against the background of other ornamental fish.

    There are three color options:

    • Monochrome, when the whole fish is one color+
    • Two-color, When the body of fish is one color, and the tail and fins are completely or partially another+
    • Multicolor Oracle painted in different colors with the transition from light to the dark or vice versa.

    There are still fish-dragons with a more powerful body and color scales of silver metallic shade resembling mail. Most often among the dragons there are plastic-type cockerels with contrasting edging of the tail and fins.


    Among monochrome roosters there are individuals painted in white, blue, green, red, blue, purple, yellow and orange colors. You can find gold and black in colorful fish.

    In addition to uniformly colored fish, there are monochrome individuals with translucent fins. This color is called “Butterfly”.

    Fish Color “Mask” can also be attributed to the discharge of monochrome, in which the head has a darker shade in relation to the rest of the body.


    Two-color fighter fish have a body that is evenly painted in one color, and fins and tail – in another. Fish can have different combinations of colors, for example, red with blue, blue with gold or black with red splashes. Options can be a great set.

    Coccodian color cockerels have a relatively faded body with a red or green crochetic system.


    The most colorful representatives of the Siamese Petushkov have a bright multicolor color. Various combinations of red, blue, yellow, green and other colors of the rainbow spectrum in the form of spots, strips or edging allow you to get a decorative fish of a unique color.

    The most motley, multicolor color, resembling the costume of Harlequin, is called marble. Such a fish will be noticeable in any situation.

    It is difficult to describe all possible combinations of colors present in the color of the cockerel, especially since breeders are constantly working on new colors.

    How to choose?

    Petushki – relatively unpretentious fish suitable for a small volume in aquarium, they can be purchased even to beginners in aquarium.

    The invitivity of the fish is expressed in the fact that it does not require additional aeration and filtering water, adapting to live in muddy and poor oxygen water using atmospheric air to breathe.

    But no matter how unpretentious fish, the cockerel is not, for a comfortable stay, he needs to have a sufficient amount:

    • For ordinary battlefish, the calculation of residential volume goes from 7 liters per person+
    • For giant cocks, there are already about 10 liters of water for one fish.

    If the future owner is not going to engage in breeding cocks, then It is better to keep in aquarium to 25-30 liters of just one cock.

    This fish easily transfers loneliness, whereas with other representatives of their species can be more severe fights, ending with reinforced fins, torn tails and even the death of deboshirs.

    Special attention should be paid neighbors of battlefish. Petushki are well getting alongside in small peace-loving species: Danio, Neons, Middle Mares, Tetra and Omics.

    Too small fish are not suitable in the neighbors to the battlefish, since the cocks will drive them, not subissue to the trough.

    Bright coloring of representatives of other breeds of decorative fish will be irritating the roosters and lead to fights.

    But with Sumatna Barbus, the roosters do not hold, Since these peace-loving seeds of fish love to extracure themselves with their elegant fins.

    Representatives of carp are not suitable in the neighbors to Betta Splendens, since they have different requirements for water temperature. Goldfish prefer cool water, and the cocks need the ambient temperature close to + 25 ° C.

    The easiest of the roots get along with other fish in the aquariums of a large volume and while in the simultaneous settlement on a new place of the residence of the fish in infant age.

    View video about fighter fish “Siamese Cockerel” below.

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