Animals: Ferocious Minnows

Visitors to the New York Aquarium last week attempted to elbow their way past guards into the laboratories to see the Aquarium's now most famed visitor— two-inch, red-finned, green-bodied Wat Chant Aiur Bopiter, Siamese fighting fish.

Once prominent in Bangkok's fish fighting halls. Wat Chant Aiur Bopiter was brought to the U. S. aboard the Cook's-touring S. S. Franconia, is now destined for a life of retirement in a Manhattan fish-fancier's private aquarium.

In Siam, fish-fighting occupies much the same place that cockfighting once did in the U. S. In each of Bangkok's...

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