The Siamese combating fish makes its home in rivers, rice paddies, drainage ditches and the warm flood plains of the region. The fish has adapted through changes of environement, fitting a truely complicatedfish which has the original capacity to respire oxygen without delay from the air and in addition take in oxygen from its gills. As a result, it can live on for brief intervals of day trip of water, and if needed, can inhale the air around it. This hardy yet delicate fish can be non violent and timid in addition to aggressive and bullish. The name “combating fish” refers back to the competitive behavior of territorial males. In the old times, Siamese people arranged fish fighting.