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The betta (Betta splendens) is a new fish introduced in New Horizons.

Capture quotes

"I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!" -New Horizons

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"The betta has long fins and beautiful coloring. It is a tropical fish popular in decorative aquariums. They're very territorial and will fight to complete exhaustion, so aquarists must keep them carefully. Rarely do such beauty and violence commingle outside the rowdiest of sunset-viewing parties."

The Betta will appear in the tank of small fish within the freshwater fish room, with others such as the goldfish, nibble fish, guppies and neon tetras.

Further information


Main article: Siamese fighting fish on Wikipedia

Bettas (Betta splendens) are a species of fish related to gouramis from Asia. They live within ponds and slow moving rivers. Male Bettas are more colourful and have larger fins than females. The male fish will display their fins and gill covers to attract mates and scare away rivals. In the wild male fish are dark red with lashings of blue. It has been kept and bred in captivity for centuries for their beauty, with many color forms being developed. Many bettas are sadly becoming rare in the wild due to the drainage of waterways.

Encyclopedia Information

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a betta! I betta not drop it!"
Habitat River
Months active (north) May - October
Months active (south) November - April


In other languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese ベタ Beta
Flag of France small French Combattant
Flag of Spain Spanish Betta
Flag of Germany small German Kampffisch
Flag of Italy small Italian Betta
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Siamese kempvis
Flagofrussiasmall Russian Сиамский петушок Siamskiy petushok
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 斗鱼 Dǒuyú
Flag of South Korea Korean 베타 Beta

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