Tailspot Ctenopoma Ctenopoma kingsleyae

Tailspot Ctenopoma
Tailspot Ctenopoma
Tailspot Ctenopoma
Ctenopomas are African gouramis, also called Climbing Perches. The Tailspot Ctenopoma, also called Kingsley's Climbing Perch, is native to vegetated forest waters of much of northwest Africa.
Tailspot Ctenopoma
Tailspot Ctenopoma
Tailspot Ctenopoma
As its name indicates, it has a black spot near the tail (not always visible). It grows to 25cm (10 inches) long.
Tailspot Ctenopoma
Tailspot Ctenopoma
Tailspot Ctenopoma
Like all other Gouramis, in addition to gills they have a lung-like labyrinth organ to take oxygen from gulps of air - an adaptation that allows them to live in oxygen-poor water habitats. They are egg scatterers and give no parental care.