PK - Plakat
PK is another term
that is used to describe short finned Bettas.
The term plakat
comes from the Thai word Plakad which means fighting fish.
The plakad can be
either wild caught fish or Bettas bred in captivity.
The qualities bred
into Plakats are strong bodies, large jaws, and small fins. When
paired with another male to fight, the small fin fighters suffer less
damage than the Bettas with longerr fins.
In Thailand, both the long finned and short fined bettas are called Plakat Thai. They refer to the short finned specifically as Plakat Morh and the common long finned variety as Plakat Cheen which translates to “Fighting fish from China.”