Pearl gourami (Trichopodus leerii)

The pearl gourami (lat. Trichopodus leerii) is one of the most beautiful gourami kinds and a renown tank fish. Just like the rest of climbing perches species the gourami has an interesting peculiarity – they have a special organ, that is called ‘a labyrinth’ due to its complicated shape and the fish use it to breathe with atmospheric air.

Species have gills like all fishes, but they perform an auxiliary function. If you leave the fish without any access to the water surface for a long time, they will suffocate and die.

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Paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis)

The paradise fish (lat. Macropodus opercularis) is undemanding, but blusterous and it can attack its tankmates. This small, but very good looking fish has played a role of paramount importance in popularization of aquarium husbandry all over the world.

Paradise fish was one of the first species that were brought to Europe, only goldfishes were the ones that came ahead of it.

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