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Old 08-19-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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what is the correct anatomical name for the "FEELERS" that angelfish & gourami have?

those long tentacles. - what is the scientific name for them?
They are like antennae, whiskers! hehehe


Does any other fish possess 'feelers'?
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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I think gouramis are the only one with the "feelers", those are just the angel's fins I believe.
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ventral fins? I believe that gourami are just adapted differently.
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I don't know the scientific name for them but a was always told they are called "Barbells" just like on a catfish.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #5
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I noticed the kissing gourami does NOT have the feelers.

I wonder why?
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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they're the pelvic fins on an angel fish, same as discus, bettas and many other fish. the ones on gourami are the same i think, seeing as they dont have other pelvic fins
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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They are ventral fins on Angels. Not sure what they're called on Gourami. Dangly bits in our household
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #8
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Modified pelvic fins for the gouramis.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:23 AM   #9
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they are called ventral/pelvic fins !!!

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Old 08-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #10
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Modified pelvic fins for the gouramis.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:00 PM   #11
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They are modified ventral fins. Gouramis use them to check things out. They often favor one ( left handed Not sure why Kissing Gouramis don't have them, maybe they come from clearer water or don't need them ?
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