Summary: Betta Fish also known as Siamese fighting fish; derives its name from the Thai phrase ‘ikan bettah”. Mekong basin in Southeast Asia is the home of Betta Fish and is considered to be one of the best aquarium fishes.
Let me reiterate; this is a FISH, not a BEET! It is a BETTA (two "t's," pronounced BET-uh) not a BETA (one "t," pronounced BAY-tuh). Beta is the genus name for beets, while Betta is this fish's genus name.