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Old 08-06-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
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did u know Cories have a labyrinth organ?? i did know that!!

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Labyrinth Breathers: Corydoras prefer to live in cooler waters but possess an auxiliary breathing organ that enables them to survive in those shallow pools of low oxygen warm water. You can see them come up to the top to breathe. If you’ve walked barefoot along a river in the summer, you know how warm these shallow pools can get.
hrrmm, so i guess they are like bettas in a way
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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I'd heard it before, but didn't know if it was true.
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i dont think they do. i think catfish fill their stomachs with air or soemthing because my plecos sometimes do it too
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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Corys don't have a labrynth organ like bettas and gouramis, but they can absorb oxygen from air in their gut.
They frequently swim to the surface and gulp air, which they expel from their other end...yes, corys fart!
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:53 AM   #5
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corys fart!


That's hilarious, thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:07 PM   #6
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corys fart!


That's hilarious, thanks for sharing.
I have see that Fart
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That is too funny. I'm going to watch my cories for little air bubbles coming out of their....well you know.
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ha ha. Well, cories never struck me as a particularly prim and proper type of fish lol.
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cory's are perfectly well behaved, and always remember to leave the seat down.

I think the article cited is a little off. Its more like cory's use the swallowed air 'like' a labyrinth organ. Just over simplifying it, that's all.
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Yes, they swallow the air and digest it. I often see my cories with a swollen gut. Not like Bettas at all.
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