Interesting Fish Behaviour

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Interesting Fish Behaviour

Post by Richprins » Fri May 17, 2019 9:33 am

This barbel was spotted in Kruger by somabuhla in 2016, moving to find a new pool! :shock:



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Post by Lisbeth » Fri May 17, 2019 9:57 am

I wonder for how long they can stay out of the water -O- I found nothing on Google :-?
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Post by Flutterby » Fri May 17, 2019 10:06 am

Wow! :shock:

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Post by Richprins » Fri May 17, 2019 10:23 am

I think a very long time, especially at night through wet grass! :twisted:
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Post by ExFmem » Fri May 17, 2019 3:07 pm

We have an invasive "walking catfish" here in Florida. Here is a little bit of info. on them:

*The Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus) is a species of freshwater fish native to Southeast Asia. In Florida, they grow to about 20 inches long and 2.5 pounds, and their distinct long bodies have long dorsal (back) and anal (underside) fins that run a good deal of their length.

*Walking Catfish can “walk” across land.

These fish like to move from one body of water to another in search of food or a better living space, and they do this by wiggling across land. They use their pectoral fins to stay upright, and wriggle similar to a snake’s movement to flop across land, usually during wet weather. They have a special gill structure that allows them to breathe atmospheric air…instead of scales, they are covered in a slippery mucus that protects their skin when out of the water.

*Walking Catfish dads are good parents.

It’s the males who build nests in underwater vegetation, and they protect the eggs and then the young babies. It’s this added protection from the males at an early stage that helps make walking catfish more successful as an invasive species.


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Post by Richprins » Fri May 17, 2019 5:36 pm

\O Ex!

That is more or less what ours do! X#X
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Post by Lisbeth » Fri May 17, 2019 7:06 pm

:ty: Ex 0/0
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