Am a bit confused. I always thought both Betta's and Gourami's were part of the anabantid family.
Is what distinguishes Goruami's and Betta's from a the anabantids is that they are Perciform fish?
Perciform fish typically have dorsal and anal fins divided into anterior spiny and posterior soft-rayed portions, which may be partially or completely separated. There are usually pelvic fins with one spine and up to five soft rays, either positioned by the throat or under the belly. Scales are usually ctenoid in form, though sometimes they are cycloid or otherwise modified. Various other, more technical characters define the group.
Aiya, Doctor Chia so hak hey one. You don't have Phd, I give you one. You always got all the answers everytime I am asking that something I don't know. LOL
Climbing Perches!!! i miss those fellas. They are so fun to fish them. so easy!! They are everywhere in Malaysia! are they expensive here? Can you get one here? Who got in USA? Malaysian called it KAROK! hehehe