This fish could be compared to the "Betta" fish or the Siamese fighting fish, a tropical species which is supposed to be quite aggressive. But undoubtedly is beautiful! I saw this fish painted on a souvenir plate last month, in a store within the San Diego zoo. I loved the colours and promptly took a photo of the plate so I could try and paint it. And here it is, painted with water colours right after our trip. Its always tricky for me to be able to paint fish scales or anything tiny for that matter, using water colours. But the abstract nature of the fish, with its multiple colours, makes it slightly easy. The scales could very well be haphazard and still look pretty.