climbing gourami

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climbing gourami:

see climbing perchclimbing perch,
 climbing gourami,
or walking fish,
any of several fish of the family Anabantidae, adapted to living in oxygen-depleted water or on dry land. They are not related to the true perch.
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With more than 800 photographs of sharp-sighted tetras, air-gulping anabantids, iridescent- scaled barbs and goldfish, this very visual book catalogs the most common and the thoroughly freakish fish able to survive in a tank.
They are of freshwater and marine origin such as ciprinodontids, pecilids, tilapias, gobiids, blennioids, mudskippers (Periophthalmus and Boleophthalmus), and climbing anabantids (Anabas scandens).