Facts

Good to know 

Ideal waterspecifications

 PH   6,5 - 7,5

 KH      5 - 10°dKH

 GH     6 - 16°dGH

 NO³  < 20 mg/l

 NO²  < 0,1 mg/l

 

Tail & fin description

      

 

 

Sex determination of crayfish 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth organ

The labyrinth organ, a defining characteristic of fish in the suborder Anabantoidei, is a much-folded suprabranchial accessory breathing organ. It is formed by vascularized expansion of the epibranchial bone of the first gill arch and used for respiration in air.

This organ allows labyrinth fish to take in oxygen directly from the air, instead of taking it from the water in which they reside through use of gills. The labyrinth organ helps the inhaled oxygen to be absorbed into the bloodstream. As a result, labyrinth fish can survive for a short period of time out of water, as they can inhale the air around them, provided they stay moist.

Labyrinth fish are not born with functional labyrinth organs. The development of the organ is gradual and most labyrinth fish fry breathe entirely with their gills and develop the labyrinth organs when they grow older