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:

Villyne said...

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

Kiran Palwasha said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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DWei said...

Betta fish are also known as fighting fish. :D

Cloudia said...

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



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Kay said...

The only fish I can take care of are guppies.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

JJ said...

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

Christine said...

Very interesting we all need oxygen in some form.

DEZMOND said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting!

Dana said...

Very cool!

Gloria Baker said...

Interesting Adam but I love this fish look beautiful!

MEcoy said...

animals features were just so amazing

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that, I am a biologist!!
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Elisabeth said...

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

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Linda said...

Interesting fact and pretty fish.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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