Description of Climbing Perch Fish Brownish in color, the Climbing Perch is a hardy species. If its habitat dries up, it can use its pectoral fins to drag itself short distances over land to find a new stretch of water. When on land, it relies on its labyrinth organs to meet its oxygen needs. Climbing Perch need to be housed in a covered tank to prevent them from climbing out. Their eggs may simply be left to float in the water, since the males often do not construct bubble-nests.
Asia, widely distributed from India to southern China and parts of Indonesia.
25' in (50 cm) in aquariums.
Prepared and live foods.
Males can be aggressive.
Temperature 72-79°F (22-26°C); soft (50 mg/l) and acidic (pH 6.0-6.5)