dipnoi

4

Some iPhone shots of Linnaeus my West African Lungfish(Protopterus annectens). Even though he uproots plants frequently when scooting around he really loves hanging out in them and spends more time off the bottom and climbing the plants. Because he keeps uprooting them it’s taking a long time for everything to fill in but it’s looking good! The staurogyne repens is slowly but surely covering this small garden corner and I’m going to add another Anubias (coffeefolia) to the driftwood when I return from vacation. But I seriously love this fish; he’s such a fantastic and intelligent animal. I’ve already taught him a few basic behaviors such as to surface when cued and hand feeding. I’ll have to take a video when I get the chance as these are basic behaviors nearly any fish can be taught.

4

How can you resist that face? He is turning into such a ham and his tiny fins paddling along the sand in a walking fashion never fails to make me chuckle. Ive found it funny that he doesn’t eat the plants at all but will gladly scarf down an algae wafer (as you can see in he last picture). He’s getting those, blood worms, and new life spectrum large fish formula but I may switch him over to a repashy gel food or hikari massivore.

Today in Bio
  • Me:Any questions?
  • Person:Yeah how long can the fish stay like that?
  • Me:Looks at group members....
  • Them:....
  • Me:Uhhh I think about 3 months
  • Teacher:*Turns to student* It's actually about 4 years
  • Me and my group members:....oh shit.
Cá phổi

Cá phổi là một trong các loài cá thuộc phân lớp có danh pháp khoa học là Dipnoi. Cá phổi là loài cá cổ, chúng được biết đến nhờ các đặc trưng nguyên thủy còn giữ lại được trong lớp Cá xương (Osteichthyes), bao gồm khả năng hít thở không khí và các cấu trúc nguyên thủy trong lớp Cá vây thùy (Sarcopterygii). 

Keep reading