One of the very popular and cheap hobbies of our childhood days was the rearing of fighting fish. We could not afford any aquarium, so the next best thing was a big jam bottle to keep these fishes – one only in each.
It was a joy to see the very brilliant colors when they got agitated and became aggressive. The Siamese type were especially beautiful. I would not risk letting my fishes be wounded or killed in a fight. So most of the time, my friends and I just placed our bottles next to each other, to get the residents provoked. Sometimes, just placed a mirror next to the bottles.. was great fun.