In the past,
there was no standard regulation using in the fighting fish
ring. Players need to know the regulations before attend the fighting ring. The problem of fighting fish
game is, who will be the loser if both fighters do not give up the fight
nor run away. In this situation a middle man or a judge has a role to
play. However, a judge himself as a human has many problems. There were
many biases from players toward the judge on the judgments he makes. The criteria using by judge
may vary from one ring to another. Fighting fish rings in Thailand
have learned the problems and developed new regulations that
satisfied to both side players. The fighting fish regulation has been developed and using over the past 2 years, since
then after applied the new regulations, there were less issues among
players. This regulation accepted as a standard regulation using in major fighting rings in Thailand.
Fighting fish rings in other
countries are most welcome to apply this regulation suited to your
(the police fish that show aggressiveness and earnestly hit tested
(police fishes that show aggressiveness toward the adjacent jar all
Card board open
or close by the setup time.
examine jar with half water in the jar.
and closing fighting ring time:
Open ring 8.30 am
the ring 5.30 pm
Fight before 12.00 end the
game at 3.30 pm
Fight after 12.00
end the game 5.30 pm
General rule in
fighting fish ring:
Whoever opens the
cap of the fighting jar means surrendered the fight.
has a chance of change
fighting jar with new water within 10 minutes after fight.
of fighting jar is under the judge's consideration alone.
After putting a
fighter in the fighting jar, a player should never tough the jar.
Wining and losing:
of the fighter surrenders by open the cap of fighting jar.
One fighter runs away and the owner surrender.
fish examination and judge declares the testing result.
If both fighters run away,
police fishes attachment applied.
Wining and losing by police fish examination:
When both players agree to
draw in every stage of the game.
players use police fishes attachment two times and both fighters
open gill each time.
When both players use police fish
to examine two times and both fighters open gills each time.
fighters fight to
an end of
the fighting time and both fighters open gills approaching the police fish
during the test.
The criteria of
pass examination by the police fish:
A fighter must
open 2 side
of gills fully approach police fish. Open gills half, one side of
gill or not approaching direct to police fish do not considered pass
A situation that players
can call judge to examine the fighters:
Both players have equal right to call
judge for police fishes attachment examination.
A player may call
the judge to
watch his fighter whether his fish can claim an opponent single examine or not.
A player may call
the judge to
check his fighter whether his fish can claim an opponent single examine
run away fighter or not.
To claim a single
the caller fighter must open gills approaching to an opponent fighter
A time frame of judge
check a caller fighter is 1 minute.
If an opponent fighter
express an action willing to fight. Then the caller claim is null.
If a caller fighter open
gills approaching an opponent fighter without reaction to fight, then a
judge takes that opponent fighter to single examine with a police fish.
A caller may call
the judge to
check opponent fighter continuously two times. If he fails,
interval 5 minutes for his next calls. But this does not apply to other
Each player has two
chances to call for single examination. If opponent fighter open gills
towards police fish fully before five hits, then both fighters
fight again in the new jar.
Single examinantion in action:
Police fishes attachment:
Both players have a common right to call
the judge to use police fishes attachment. A player may call the judge to use police
fish to examine both fighters to make short cut winning the game. When
both fighters are completely stopped fighting and stay in the normal
manner, a judge will look a moment 1 or 2 second if both fighters do not
hit one another then he will take the fighters to attach with police fishes.
Examine the fighter
by police fishes attachment method:
Time of police fishes attachment:
Each player can
call for police fishes attachment 2 times. If a fighters open gills
and approaching police fish two times of the
attachment then that player has
no right to call police fishes to check again. But the right still remains
for the player that did not call.
An action after
the police fishes attachment:
Run away examination:
A player may call the judge to check
an opponent fighter that run away. If the judge sees a fighter running away,
he will takes a fighter to single examination. If a fighter shows it's
willingness to fight with police fish then the game is drawn.
What to do if fighters still
fight to an end of
If both fighters still fighting to an
end of fighting time, the judge will take each fighter to examine with
police fish by single examine.
The desirable characteristic of
The judge is a
key man in the fighting ring. The main factor to run fighting fish ring successfully is depend
very much on the fairness of judge. So a fighting ring judge should
Must not fight the fish in
Must not put direct bet or
side bet in the ring.
Must be fair and no taking
side to any party in the fighting ring.
Must not express personal
opinion during doing duty.