FUN FISH FACT #1: Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years.
FUN FISH FACT #2: Fish were well established long before dinosaurs roamed the earth.
FUN FISH FACT #3: There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth.
FUN FISH FACT #4: It is estimated that there may still be over 15,000 fish species that have not yet been identified.
FUN FISH FACT #5: There are more species of fish than all the species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined.
FUN FISH FACT #6: 40% of all fish species inhabit fresh water, yet less than .01% of the earth’s water is fresh water.
FUN FISH FACT #7: The spotted climbing perch is able to absorb oxygen from the air and will crawl overland using its strong pectoral fins.
FUN FISH FACT #8: Some fish, like sharks, don’t possess an air bladder to help keep them afloat and must either swim continually or rest on the bottom.
FUN FISH FACT #9: Some fish make sounds by grating their teeth and others, like some catfish, make sounds from their air filled swim bladder.
FUN FISH FACT #10: Some species of fish can fly (glide), while others can skip along the surface and others can even climb rock.
FUN FISH FACT #11: Fish have a specialized sense organ called the lateral line which works much like radar and helps them navigate in dark or murky water.
FUN FISH FACT #12: The largest fish is the great whale shark which can reach fifty feet in length.
FUN FISH FACT #13: The smallest fish is the Philippine goby that is less than 1/3 of an inch when fully grown.
FUN FISH FACT #14: Tropical fish are one of the most popular pets in the U.S.
FUN FISH FACT #15: I once caught a fish thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big! (just kidding)