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鑑於 LamunzBettas 誠心的希望能夠和魚友們一起學習成長,並且更深入與透徹的了解巨無霸鬥魚的起源,

 
我們特別去信請教了國際知名的泰國巨無霸達人--Surat Bhutipanya( Aquabid ID: Ram_91 ) 許多關於巨無霸的命名及相關問題,

並且同時商請他授權我們將他的巨無霸故事(Giant Story)全文翻譯刊載於我們的網站上.

 


 
以下這些文字可以幫助我們了解過去創始者莎拉叔叔(Uncle Sala)係如何發現命名、發展與推廣巨無霸鬥魚(Giant Betta)的,

 
這是一段非常艱辛與感人的奮鬥歷程與沉重的歷史故事,值得我們細細品味與學會珍惜前人們努力耕耘下的成果,

 
因為唯有後人們不斷努力的往正確的方向學習,這份成果才有辦法在未來得以延續.

 
而同樣身為巨無霸歷史扉頁的開創者Ram_91也為和他一樣沉醉於巨無霸的霸氣與英姿的鬥魚迷們,

 
提供了選種以及如何發展出自己心中的理想巨無霸的一些建議,話不多說,請各位魚友們看下去吧!

 
翻譯得不是很好,還請各位魚友海涵,若有錯誤也請不吝指教


 
p.s 只要僅供學術研究探討,非商業用途,清楚註明出處(Ram_91)、作者-Surat Bhutipanya(Ram_91)、譯者-英文版:John Burkhart‎ (JaiYenJohn) 中文版:lamunz40 (LamunzBettas)都可以自由引用與轉載:)

 

.~ G i a n t ~.

巨無霸

 

 

The First breeder who breed Giant Bettas are Uncle Sala and Mr. Natee Ratanaphichat(Uncle Sala's son).

第一位繁殖巨無霸鬥魚的人是莎拉叔叔及瑞它那飛恰特.拿提先生(莎拉叔叔的兒子)
 
Since 1998 I have met Uncle Sala and Mr. Natee Ratanaphichat. We are betta lovers and we have the same business (breeder and bettas seller).

自1998年我遇見莎拉叔叔及瑞它那飛恰特.拿提先生,我們同樣都是鬥魚愛好者及從事相同的工作(育種者及鬥魚賣家)
 
About the end of 1999 Uncle Sala and Mr. Natee found an amazing betta in their farm and it's very big size about 4 inches (They called him "Giant Betta").
大約在1999年末,莎拉叔叔和拿提先生在他們的魚場發現一隻驚人的鬥魚,牠擁有約4英吋的碩大體型(他們將牠命名為巨無霸鬥魚)
 
Uncle Sala and Mr. Natee have an idea about this ..."How to breed this Giant Bettas for many quantity?"
莎拉叔叔和拿提先生對於這種情況開始有了一個想法..."要怎樣將這隻巨無霸鬥魚量產呢"
 
so, hey have been beginning to developed their bettas (has over 300 tanks) in their farm.

所以,他們自此便開始在他們的魚場開發他們的鬥魚(超過300個水泥缸)
 
Since 2001 they have many Giant Bettas in their farm and it's begin popularity to many people and well-known.

自2001年開始,他們便擁有了非常多的巨無霸鬥魚於他們的魚場內,而且這個消息也開始在許多人之間流傳開來
 
This Time, I have developing the Giant Bettas at my little farm and sometime we changed the line together.

這個時候,我開始在我的小魚場裡開發巨無霸鬥魚,有時候我們也互相交換線路

                                                                    - Surat Bhutipanya -

 

 

Written by : Surat Bhutipanya (Ram_91)

Translated by : John Burkhart‎ (JaiYenJohn)

 

Giant Story

 

Early in 1998 (2541*) I met Mr. Athapon (a.k.a. Uncle Sala), and Mr. Natee**, his son. They were the owners of the Diamond Fish Farm. We had the same occupation, Betta (plakat***) breeder. At that time we only bred the more common forms of Betta.

早在1998年我遇見阿薩潘先生(莎拉叔叔)及他的兒子拿提先生,他們便是鑽石魚場(DiamondFish Farm)的擁有者.我們有著相同的職業-鬥魚育種者.當時,我們只有繁殖一些比較常見的鬥魚類型.

 


 
Myself, Mr. Athapon (Uncle Sala), Mr. Natee
我,阿薩潘先生(莎拉叔叔),拿提先生

One day in the middle of 1999 Uncle Sala and Natee found a very large plakat on their farm, it was an incredible four inches long! 
在1999年中的某一天,莎拉叔叔跟拿提在他們的魚場裡發現一隻非常巨大的PK,牠竟然有著令人難以置信的4英吋長!
They came up with the idea to breed the regular forms and colors of Betta, but try to make them as large as possible. 
他們便開始萌生想培育一般類型與顏色,但盡可能越大越好的鬥魚.
They were excited that this would be an entirely new form of Betta Splendens. 
他們感到非常興奮,因為這將會是泰國鬥魚嶄新的一頁.
This would of course be good for their farm, but also for the Betta community at large. 
無庸置疑,這件事不只對他們的魚場來說,對廣大的鬥魚社群來說也是非常正面的
So they looked through their farm's 300 round cement tanks, to find the largest female Betta to breed with the original huge fish they'd found earlier.
所以他們審視他們魚場內300個圓形水泥缸,來尋找最大的母鬥魚來和他們早先發現的那隻巨大的魚繁殖.
After the first generation of fry, they found only a very small amount of large fish. 
他們之後在第一代子代裡只發現非常少量的大型的魚
But they selected the biggest of those and bred them again. After each generation they found they were getting more and more large sized fish in the brood. 
但他們還是從中挑選最大的,並且再次繁殖牠們.歷經數代,他們發現他們在每一代裡找到越來越多巨大體型的魚.
They started breeding new broods every week, some weeks as many as 50 pairs of fish at a time! 
他們開始於每周繁殖新的子代,有時甚至還在同一時間繁殖高達50對呢!
They began switching the males and females from different large sized lines together to create strong colors, and to prevent inbreeding.
他們開始將來自不同巨大體型線路的公魚跟母魚做交換來創造強烈的色彩及防止近親繁殖.

By 2001, Uncle Sala and Natee had several strains of large Betta, both plakat and long tail varieties. At this time they first brought them to the market to be sold. 
屆於2001時,莎拉叔叔跟拿提同時擁有幾條短尾跟長尾品種的巨大鬥魚線路.這個時候,他們才首次帶著這些魚來到市場販售.
They named them Giant Bettas (Plakat Yak). It didn't take long before word of these new giants got around, and people began buying them for breeding and for show.
他們將這些魚命名為巨無霸鬥魚.沒有過太久,這些新巨無霸的名字很快的傳開了,人們開始購買這些魚來繁殖或是用來展示.






In 2002, Uncle Sala and Natee sent some of their strains of Giant Betta the United States for an IBC competition.
在2002年裡,莎拉叔叔跟拿提將一些他們的巨無霸鬥魚血系送到美國參加IBC(國際鬥魚協會)的比賽.
After that, the word about Giant Bettas really took off.
自此之後,巨無霸鬥魚這個名字才真的出名了.
For all Giant bettas that Uncle Sala and Mr. Natee sent for this IBC competition, they measured the size of all Giant bettas before sending to competition.
莎拉叔叔跟拿提先生在將這些巨無霸鬥魚送去IBC比賽之前為牠們測量的尺寸.
The biggest of Giant short fins, his size including tail is 3.2 inches and the biggest of Giant long fins, his size including tail is 4.2 inches.
最大的短尾巨無霸的尺寸是3.2吋,最大的長尾巨無霸含尾尺寸是4.2吋



Just as things were going well, in 2003 something unexpected happened. The lease for the land they had their fish farm on had come up for renewal.
正當一切發展的很順利的時候,2003年一件令人難以預料的事情發生了.他們魚場坐落的土地租賃契約需要續約了.
However the landlord refused to rent it to them again, as he wanted to sell the land for a very high price.
然而,地主拒絕再繼續承租給他們,因為他想要將土地以非常高的價錢售出.
So unable to afford the land themselves, Uncle Sala and Natee paired down their farm from 300 tanks to only 70, and moved those into their homes.
因為無法獨自負擔這筆土地的費用,莎拉叔叔跟拿提將原本魚場的300個水泥缸縮減到只剩70缸,並且將這些缸子移到他們家中.
During this time the breeding of Giant Bettas became slower more difficult.
此時,巨無霸鬥魚的培育開始慢了下來,也變得更加困難.
But they never gave up, and even though they made much slower progress they continued to develop their fish producing some stunning new colors of Giant Bettas.
可是他們從來沒有放棄過,即便他們的發展過程慢了許多,他們還是持續的開發出一些具有令人感到驚艷的新色系的巨無霸鬥魚.
In 2004, Dr. Gene Lucas visited their farm, Uncle Sala and Natee were honored to have a celebrity in the world of fish breeding take an interest in their work.
在2004年,基因博士路克斯來參訪他們的魚場,莎拉叔叔跟拿提感到非常榮幸世界育種名人竟然對他們的工作感到興趣.
They were also delighted that Dr. Lucas was passionate enough about Bettas to come to Thailand to see where Betta Splendens originated.
他們也對路克斯博士對想親眼看到鬥魚的發源地,而親自來到泰國的熱情感到十分開心.

 


Dr. Gene Lucas when he came to visit Uncle Sala's Farm
基因博士路克斯來到莎拉叔叔的魚場


As of now, Uncle Sala and Natee are still breeding both Giant and regular sized Bettas on their farm.
直至今日,莎拉叔叔跟拿提仍然持續的在他們的魚場中培育巨無霸及一般尺寸的鬥魚.
We continue to develop new colors and types of fish, specifically for people who love Bettas.
我們特別為那些熱愛鬥魚的人,持續的開發著新的顏色跟新的類型的魚.
To breed your own Giant Bettas, simply pick the largest male and female fish you have.
要繁殖你自己的巨無霸鬥魚,只要挑選你手中最大的公魚跟最大的母魚就可以了.
Once they've bred pick the largest male and female fish from that brood, and pair them.
當牠們產下後代時,再從中挑選最大的公魚跟最大的母魚,然後將牠們配對.
Continue doing this until you have a high percentage of giant fish in one brood.
持續的這麼做,直到你在一胎中有很高的比例是巨無霸.
After that, take your Giant Betta and breed them with other regular sized fish to create whatever colors and fin types you wish.
之後,將你的巨無霸鬥魚和其他一般體型的魚繁殖來創造出任何你想要的顏色和鰭型.





Now that there's a lot of Giant Bettas on the market, it's a lot easier to breed them than in the past.
現在市場中有許多巨無霸鬥魚,所以比起以前來現在要繁殖牠們是簡單多了.
“To succeed in breeding Giant Bettas, and have a large amount of big and beautiful fish in one brood, you have to choose the giant fish from a good family.
"要成功的繁殖巨無霸鬥魚,且在一胎中擁有龐大數量的大隻又漂亮的巨無霸鬥魚,你必須從好的家族裡挑選巨無霸"
Start with a fish that's big, and beautiful and the right age. After that, it's up to the experience of the breeder.”
就從一隻巨大、漂亮與適當年齡的魚開始.其他的,一切就要靠育種者的經驗了.



The Giant Plakat Bettas that myself, Uncle Sala, and Natee are breeding used to be about three inches long (from mouth to tail) at the age of eight and a half to nine months.
我自己、莎拉叔叔和拿提通常用8.5~9個月,體長約3英吋(從吻到尾)的巨無霸鬥魚來繁殖.
But now we can breed them to hit 3 inches in only five and a half to six months, and sometimes even as early as five months.
但現在我們可以在牠們只有5.5~6個月的時候就讓牠們的體型達到3英吋,有時甚至是早到5個月.




The largest Giant Plakat Betta we have seen has been four inches long (from mouth to tail) at one year old.
我們看過最大的巨無霸PK鬥魚在一歲齡時有4英吋長(從吻到尾)
The largest Giant long-tail Betta we've seen has been five inches long at one year old.
我們看過的最大的長尾巨無霸鬥魚在一歲齡時有5英吋長
However it's very rare to see sizes that large, we might find one fish that size in a very long time.
然而,這麼巨大的尺寸的巨無霸是非常罕見的,我們很久才會找到這麼一隻.





I've tried to think back about the breeding and development of the Giant Betta from the beginning till now.
我試著回想我從一開始到現在培育跟開發巨無霸鬥魚的過程.
But I fear that I can't recall all the theory and trial and error, because I've bred too many giant fish to remember all the steps involved.
但我十分害怕我無法記得所有的理論與實驗,並且發生錯誤.因為我實在是繁殖過太多巨無霸的魚,讓我無法記得所有的步驟.
And I believe that there's no one theory that can give you Giant Betta fry for sure every time.
同時,我深信沒有一個理論可以肯定的讓你每次都得到巨無霸鬥魚子代.
Will you get the baby giants that you're looking for? I think it mostly depends on your experience.
你究竟會不會得到你想要的巨無霸寶寶呢?我想答案取決於你的經驗.




Translators Notes
* The Buddhist calander is 543 years ahead of our own, I've adjusted the years to the western system.
** Thai's use their first names after the honorific Mr. instead of their last names. (i.e. Athapon and Natee are first names)
*** The Thai word for all forms of Beta Splendens is “plakat” regardless of tail length or shape.
泰國話裡不論尾巴的長短或鰭型,所有的鬥魚都叫做Plakat
I've used the common convention of using plakat to mean the short tailed fighter variety, and Betta to refer to the long-tailed show type where necessary.
  我用通俗的Plakat來稱短尾的搏擊鬥魚品種,必要時會將長尾展示型的鬥魚稱之為Betta

 

Since 2007, I have developing my Giant to be " GOOD GIANT "...and now, I have good Giants HM and good Giants HM PK that can grow up to big size and faster grown than the past.
從2007年開始,我致力於將我的巨無霸發展到成為一隻"好的巨無霸"...現在,我擁有好的巨無霸半月跟好的短尾半月巨無霸,牠們能夠在更短的時間內達到巨大的體型.


Currently, in Thailand and other countries have many breeders interested in breeding Giant bettas and like to develop them to be good Giant that can grow up to big size and faster...so, they must seek for good Giant blood line to develop them.
目前,在泰國跟其他國家有很多育種者對培育巨無霸鬥魚感到非常有興趣,並且想要將牠們發展成好的巨無霸,可以長得更大又更快.....所以,這些人必須找到好的巨無霸血系來發展牠們.


...When my Giants are 4.5 months old up...some of them have length more than 3 inches (Only long fins).
...當我的巨無霸逾4.5個月的時候...牠們可以達到超過3英吋(只有長鰭的)

 

 

 

 

...When my Giants are 7 months old ... some of them have length nearly 4 inches.

...當我的巨無霸7個月大的時候...他們有些有將近4英吋的長度

 

 

...When my Giants are 8.5 months old ... some of them have length over 4 inches for Long tail and have length over 3 inches for Short tail.

...當我的巨無霸8.5個月大的時候...有些長尾超過4英吋長,有些短尾超過3英吋長

 

 

 

 

 

...Usually, Giant PK and HM PK will length about 3 inches when they are 8 months old up...but now, some of my Giant PK and HM PK spawn...some of them can grow up to 3 inches for 6 months old.

...通常來說,巨無霸PK跟HMPK會在牠們逾8個月大的時候達到3英吋...但現在,我有些巨無霸PK跟HMPK子代...可以在6個月的時候長到3英吋長

 

 

 

 

 

...2008, I can develop my Giant Bettas (HM, HM PK and DT) to quality Giant Bettas....they are nice form and nice color .

...2008年,我可以將我的巨無霸鬥魚 (半月,短尾半月和雙尾) 發展成高品質的巨無霸鬥魚...牠們的表現非常的不錯同時具有不錯的顏色
 

 

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