Introduction to Labyrinth Fish
Labyrinth Fish refers to the type of fish which can breathes and take in normal air. They are normally found living in waters low in oxygen content, murky and considered inhabitable by the other common fish species except for the labyrinth group. Because of this special ability to actually extract air from the atmosphere, overall they are considered hardy species. Being rather undemanding in terms of care and general requirements, up to the extent of even surviving living in small containers, overall they require very little time and commitment. Labyrinth fishes are also characterized by their special ability to build bubble nests made solely for the purpose of breeding. This is considered unique because naturally this trait is not shown by any other fish species except for those categorized among the labyrinth group.
Labyrinth fish family apart from being unique is also made up of diverse and colorful species. Some of them can be very small, measuring only an inch, some are dwarf types but there are others considered larger than human palm size notably the giant gourami. Perhaps most famous among the labyrinth fish group is the betta fish in which most of us here would have known, encountered before and surely had experience keeping them before as pets. All of them exhibit unique blend of colors particularly red, green, blue, and orange. The dullest fish in terms of coloration is perhaps known as the climbing perch which is only gray in color but to make up for the shortfall, they actually possess one of the most unique ability to which they can migrate by actually walking on ground using their fins to manoeuvre through damp soil. Some of the species in the group brood and care for their young in the mouth and there are even jumpers which are known to leap high enough to catch their prey. Overall, coupled together all these traits, they make excellent ornamental aquarium fish.
A general rule of thumb when dealing with them is that, in order to provide the best care meeting their needs, one must make the effort to understand and learn more about them in details. Believe it or not, this is truly an exceptionally and remarkable diverse group of fish. Browsing through the blog and website, you will find information related not only about identifying different species in the family but also on general care and breeding.
List of Different Types of Labyrinth fish
>> Betta Fighting Fish
>> Climbing Perch
>> Giant Gourami
>> Kissing Gourami
>> Paradise Fish
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