Climbing perch, a walking fish video


Practical Fishkeeping says about this video:

This week’s video shows Climbing perches travelling across land under the cover of darkness to find a new pool, after the one in which they were living started to dry up. These fish use spikes on their gill covers to lever themselves across the mud – amazing!

This video says about itself:

Climbing perch (Anabas testudineus)

* Family: Anabantidae,

* Phylum: Chordata,

* Class: Actinopterygii,

* Order: Perciformes,

* Suborder: Anabantoidei,

* Type: Fish,

* Diet: Omnivore,

* Size: no data,

* Weight: 100-400g,

* Avarage lifespan in the wild: 1-8 years,

** Climbing Gouramis are so named due to their ability to “climb”. Anabantidae are a family of perciform fish commonly called the climbing gouramies or climbing perches.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climbing_gourami

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