Labyrinth Fish Overview
Labyrinth fish are called anabantids, which includes a group of Asian and African perch-like fish from several different but related families. Their main distinction is an accessory breathing organ that allows them to take in air at the surface, allowing them to live in oxygen-poor water.
The males build a bubble nest to place eggs in when breeding. There are a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and dispositions in this group. Many species are extremely hardy and perfect for the beginning hobbyist, while others pose challenges for even the most advanced aquarists.
This category includes species in the popular Gourami group, as well as Siamese Fighting Fish.