Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fact of the Day: Air Fish

While fish breath underwater with gills, they can get in trouble if the levels of dissolved oxygen in the water gets low. Most fish can't breath the same air we do but the family Anabantoidei of fish all have a a lung-like labyrinth organ that allows them to do so. Members of the family include betta fish, goruami, and the paradise fish.  

20 comments:

  1. That's pretty neat :> I guess if they end up flopping out of water on frequent occasions it helps to not suffocate.

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  2. Yea about fish breath, i read about in zoology while i was in school. Paradise fish name sounds interesting :)
    Have a great weekend Adam.

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  3. i didn't know there were fish who had structures like lungs!!

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  4. Betta fish are also known as fighting fish. :D

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  5. So you could take him out to the movies, Adam!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  6. The only fish I can take care of are guppies.

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  7. oh, poor!How complicated is nature sometimes!Kisses:)

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  8. We used to have a beta so I actually knew this...yay:)

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  9. i was never fond of fishes unless they''re on my dinner plate.

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  10. Very interesting we all need oxygen in some form.

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  11. Oh, I didn't know that, it's interesting

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  12. Never new that, grow some legs and they could run around with the cat

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  13. Interesting Adam but I love this fish look beautiful!

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  14. animals features were just so amazing

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  15. Lovely post, tomorrow I'll post something tropical as well! :) Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://www.dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  16. Interesting fact and pretty fish.

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  17. I never knew of a fish that could breath out of water. Cool!

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