Potential welfare issues of the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) at the retailer and in the hobbyist aquarium

@article{Pleeging2017PotentialWI,
  title={Potential welfare issues of the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) at the retailer and in the hobbyist aquarium},
  author={Ccf Pleeging and Christel P. H. Moons},
  journal={Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift},
  year={2017},
  volume={86},
  pages={213-223}
}
Betta splendens is an extremely popular ornamental fish among hobby aquarists. [...] Key Result infection, aggression to and from conspecifics or other species in the same aquarium and the limited ability to escape, potential for stress due to prolonged visual contact between males in shops and during shows, and the lack of environmental enrichment in the form of sheltering vegetation.Expand
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