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

  title={Potential welfare issues of the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) at the retailer and in the hobbyist aquarium},
  author={Ccf Pleeging and Christel Palmyre Henri Moons},
  journal={Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift},
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