Thereare only a few breeders in the uppermost northern part of Thailand. Geographicallythe north is comprised mostly of complicated mountain ranges and highland plateaus. The climate there’s somewhat cold across theentire year, and as we all know cold weather is no good for breeding Bettas. There is a brief sunny period from March to May. Wild Bettasplendens and Betta smaragdina can befound in the rice fields and the surrounding areas. However,there are many more breeding areas in the lower parts of the north, geographic basins andriver junctions from the north supply stable temperatures and fertile soil suitable forcultivating live food for the Plakat Thai.