August 7, 2011

day ninety-seven - giant gourami

© jem barratt

this fish is pretty cool i guess but now i'm wishing i'd drawn its relative, the kissing fish.

although, this guy CAN breath air which is fairly amazing for a fish. he has a 'labyrinth organ' which works like a lung, meaning giant gouramis can live in oxygen-depleted waters, which means they can take over the world. i assume.

also they build nests suspended by bubbles. now if that's not evolution (and magical) i don't know what is.


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