Amazing Nature Video

By Lucy Harvey

 

These stunning colourful photographs show a pair of Siamese fighting fish like you’ve never seen it before.

Taken by photographer Andi Abdul Halil, 38, the eye-catching photos show the fish up and close and personal in epic detail.

The pictures were taken in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.

Andi said: “Betta Fish or Siamese Fighting Fish are native to Southeast Asia. They live in shallow paddy fields and canals and are considered vulnerable due to the loss of their habitat.

“They differ from other fishes in that they have an organ called a labyrinth which allows them to breathe air from the surface.

“The fish you see in pet shops have all been selectively bred in captivity over many generations to develop the striking colour and fin types.

“Historically they were also bred to fight in competitions but are now entered in beauty competitions. Males are aggressive and territorial so they cannot be housed in the same tank with other males.

“The mood, colour, pattern of betta fish make me a falling in love.”