Fish Fencing

Officially Thailand takes distance from this sport, but it still takes place in the country. The fight is between two freshwater Siamese fish that is so combative that you have to put up screens in the aquariums so they cannot see each other before the battle begins. If the screen is missing the fishes will bump their head against the glass in trying to outdo each other.

In the past, the battle was decided when the of the fishes fell dead to the ground. Today the fight will end when one of the fishes show signs of tiredness. Even in this sport there is bidding going on. As audience, it can be difficult to keep up with the fight. First, the fish is not larger than a standard matchbox and second, the rest of the audience is standing tight together around the aquarium.