Monday, May 21, 2012

Since reading everybody elses blogs we found that many of the fish weren't doing so well, but we are happy to report that Wendall is still doing fine :) , with that we have decided to do some research on the Siamese Fighting Fish in order to understand the species a bit more and this is what we found out :
*They are one of the most popular species of freshwater aquarium fish

*They grow only up to 5cm in length

*They are known for their brilliant colours and large fins

*They live up to 2 to 4 years in captivity

*They prefer a warmer climate around 25 t0 30*C

*They posses an organ known as the "labyrinth" this is what allows the fish to breath air at the surface of the water , hence the bubble nests that tend to occur

*They must be well kept in clean water as they are extremely susceptible to diseases such as fin rot

*They have upturned mouths as they are primarily carnivorous

*Wendall is classified as a "metallic double tail male" but there are also "crown tale males"

*Due to thier teritorial nature, males are iscolates from each other, as most fights between two males almost always lead to death

*They become respondent to human behaviour and feeding cues, hence when placing your hand over the tank it acknowledges your presence

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