Betta Documentary or Books?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by ZeeZ, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Are there any detailed documentaries or books about bettas? All I've found so far are little books describing how to care for them. I already know how to. I'm looking for something that will show me the beginning to the modern bettas. I want to see the wild betta in their natural habitat to the selective breeding to today's wide variety of bettas.

  2. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    I will dig thru the library here and see what I can find.
    I believe I have something along those lines.

  3. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Ditto, i can find you links to online betta history articles if youd like?

  4. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Nope, I've already read those. I want something that's more intensive with more photos or videos. Basically, I want the 'behind the scenes' stuff.
  5. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Like this?
  6. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember


    Review on the book in the link pslam posted seems to say its something along the lines of what you want
  7. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    I found two books that maybe what you are looking for.
    Both, however, have some age on them

    All about Bettas, Walt Maurus, tis older than you are, but gives a look at where bettas were at in the 70's.

    Labyrinth Fish, Horst Linke, covers a range of fish, not just bettas, but goes into detail about wild fish.

    If you are interested in borrowing them, just let me know. I can ship them as late as Saturday.
  8. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    "The Dino Library" that would be awesome 0.0
  9. DinoFishlore VIPMember

    300 books, 1000+ magazines just on aquatics, another 200 books are land plants, and I have lost count on the amount of fantasy/science fiction, but know it is over 10,000 books.

    I have a hard time doing anything in a small way.
  10. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, please, Dino! I'd appreciate that very much!

    Kind of, psalm, but only two pages on its history? However, that looks like a good book to read, regardless, to learn more about the different varieties.

    They really ought to make a documentary... I'd love to see a betta in the wild... swimming in its natural habitat.
  11. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    What kinda betta? Just a wild splendens?
  12. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Pretty much.
  13. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    I had a link once of bettas in the wild. Just have to remember where I posted. LOL

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