Black Velvet in motion

"TEMPERAMENT: Betta splendens are peaceful fish, BUT they will attack any other male Betta in the tank."


This one lives up to its common name a Siamese fighting fish. He attacks any and all of my fish, and he savaged its mate when I organised their date. She is in a critical condition...


Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as ... My most "interesting" (according to flickr)

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  • hd connelly 10y

  • touching light 10y

    I put this at full size on my computer desktop against white background, and I can't stop looking at it!
  • Ryan Thomas 10y

    Thanks very much for the comments! Yes he is a badass fish, he is building another bubble nest and his date has actually recovered. I will have to decide whether to try let them 'meet' again... maybe in a different tank with some plants to create ambiance :-D. The white background is a piece of plastic I inserted into a restricted swimming area - he was peeved with me for it!

    Next time I want to get them together - it is fascinating their ritual...
  • touching light 10y

    i'd love to see you photograph more of him/them in the future. using the background was a brilliant idea.
  • * Honest * 10y

    oh wow.. something so beautiful could be so violent.. thank you for the addition in whiteground.. its perfect.
  • Avarie 10y

    Hey ! I have one of there fish ! Same color !! The baby's gonna be two year old in august !! Great picture
  • spyzter 10y

    Wow, this is a great shot. I like the white background.
  • Ryan Thomas 10y

    Thanks again for the comments, and Spyzter you gave me the idea of taking a picture of Black Velvet from your brilliant ones of Bob!

    Avarie I hope you treating him with extra special food on his birthday?
  • funky_cheetah 9y

    Your fish is beautiful. I love this photo.

    If you are trying to mate, make sure there are TONS of places the female can hide. :)
  • Jill Robidoux 9y

    really nice shot! unusual colour and great motion and shadow.
  • Mario Cardoso 9y


    Score 7,5/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Daniele Florio 9y

    nice idea :-)

    Score 7/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Pradeep Jeganathan 9y

    cool shape. i didn't realize it was a fish at all, until i read your desc -- so that makes it a curiosity.
    Score 8/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Michael 9y

    It took me a while to figure out what ot was cool shot

    Score 8/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Hanan Smart 9y

    Score 6/10 (from the Score Me!

    i like the shadow.
  • Nippyfish 9y

    Beautiful Betta you have there. Very nice shot.
  • PINKÉ 7y

    Clever photo trick and a wonderful photo!
  • Sion Fullana 7y

    Wow!! Beautiful!!

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  • bram reinders 7y

    awesome shot

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  • Arlene Berg 4y

    So beautiful! An immediate favourite.
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