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Betta and Siamese Fighting Fish

Is a betta fish part of the osteichthyes class of fish?


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Simple answer is yes.

The more complete answer is Osteichthyes, popularly referred to as the bony fish, is a diverse taxonomic group of fish that have skeletons primarily composed of bone tissue, as opposed to cartilage. The vast majority of fish are members of Osteichthyes, which is an extremely diverse and abundant group consisting of 45 orders, and over 435 families and 28,000 species. It is the largest class of vertebrates in existence today. The group Osteichthyes is divided into the ray-finned fish (Actinopterygii, which includes the betta) and lobe-finned fish (Sarcopterygii).