25a: Perchlike fishes (1): Labyrinth fishes (173)

  • Channa pleurophthalma

    6. July 2007

    Channa pleurophthalma (Ocellated Snakehead) inhabit the lakes and rivers of southeastern Sumatra; Kapuas and Barito basins of Kalimantan. The colouring which can be seen on the young fish illustrated here changes with increasing age to iridescent, metallic blue. C. pleurophthalma can reach an overall length of 40 cm and requires a large aquarium (> 150cm). […]

  • Badis sp. Patao

    Badis corycaeus (formely: sp. Putao)

    6. July 2007

    This new, brown-red Badis was imported from the borderland of Myanmar and China. They can can be kept even in cooler temperatures and are easily satisfied. Also bred ones are already available. (Photos & Text D. Bork)

  • Dario dario

    Dario dario

    6. July 2007

    This species, which became well-known as Badis sp. SCARLET is still enjoying great popularity. This dwarf badis can be kept very well along with dwarf rasboras. It is is quite easy to keep and to breed, which was succesfully done several times already. (Photos & Text Dieter Bork)