Category: Fishes | Ornamental fish and Aquarium | Resource | Trade

Aquarium Fishes of Bangladesh: Part-1

More than 70 species of exotic and native ornamental as well as aquarium fishes are recorded from Dhaka and Rajshahi city. Short descriptions of some species are given bellow-

01. Silver Arowana: Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

Silver Arowana: Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

Silver Arowana: Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

Origin: South America, Amazon River
Size: 89-120 cm
Lifespan: 10-20 years or longer
Retail price: 60,000 – 1,20,000 BDT per pair

02. Tiger and Red Oscar or Marbled Oscar: Astronotus ocellatus

Tiger and Red Oscar or Marbled Oscar: Astronotus ocellatus

Tiger and Red Oscar or Marbled Oscar: Astronotus ocellatus

Origin: Amazon
Size: 33 cm
Lifespan: 10-13 years
Retail price: 500 BDT per pair

03. Assorted Koi Carp: Cyprinus carpio

Assorted Koi Carp: Cyprinus carpio

Assorted Koi Carp: Cyprinus carpio

Origin: China, Japan
Size: 100 cm
Lifespan: 10 years or longer
Retail price: 3,000 – 12,000 BDT per pair

04. Angel: Pterophyllum scalare

Angel: Pterophyllum scalare

Angel: Pterophyllum scalare

Origin: Amazon River
Size: 15 cm
Lifespan: 8-10 years
Retail price: 80 – 100 BDT per pair

05. Gold Fish: Carassius auratus

Gold Fish: Carassius auratus

Gold Fish: Carassius auratus

Origin: China
Size: 8-13 cm or longer
Lifespan: 10-30 years
Retail price: 60 – 300 BDT per pair

06. Black Moor: Carassius auratus

Black Moor: Carassius auratus

Black Moor: Carassius auratus

Origin: China
Size: 10-30 cm
Lifespan: 8-10 years
Retail price: 100 – 200 BDT per pair

07. Comet or Color Comet: Carassius auratus

Comet or Color Comet: Carassius auratus

Comet or Color Comet: Carassius auratus

Origin: China
Size: 10-30 cm
Lifespan: 8-10 years
Retail price: 80 – 300 BDT per pair

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Lecturer, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Ex-student, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi. Email: thegalib@gmail.com. More...

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