Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I am doing a project on Snakehead fish for a fair, and I wanted to know how you like it so far :)

Snakeheads are big fish, with even bigger reputations. They are “Known” to kill people. The biggest species grows to about 4 feet in length, and 40 or more pounds. They are said to be able to walk on land, and breathe air for up to three days! A true nightmare fish. “Frankenfish” is another name for them. Here are the facts to counter those few legends I mentioned here!

Only the biggest species of Snakehead reach 4 feet, all other species are under 3 feet! They do not kill humans, though in some places in the world they will attack humans that go near their nest. They can “walk” about as well as a snake, but only on wet muddy patches of land, they cannot move across dry land. They can breathe air. Snakeheads have lungs, and gills. Several fish have both lungs (or a breathing organ called the “Labyrinth”), and gills, example: Betta Fish! This organ simply allows the fish to be able to live in low oxygen conditions. And no matter what you read, they cannot live out of water for three days! They are still fish, and all fish need water to survive.

I also have a presentation board, with lots of pictures.  Thia is only one of my papers that are going to the board!

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Quick facts:
Bettas need at LEAST 3.5 Gallons of water, a filter, a heater, lights, and a thermometer!
Fish are not as easy to keep as most people think.
Guppies are also called "Millions Fish" because they have so many babies!
Bettas, and some other fish have an organ called the "Labyrinth" which allows them to breathe air.

What do you think about that?