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Aquarium Fishes of Bangladesh: Part-2

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

01. Pearl Gourami: Trichogaster leeri

Pearl Gourami: Trichogaster leeri

Pearl Gourami: Trichogaster leeri

Origin: Asia, Thailand, Indonesia
Size: 13 cm
Lifespan: 3-4 years
Retail price: 100 BDT per pair

02. Kissing Gourami: Helostoma temmincki

Kissing Gourami: Helostoma temmincki

Kissing Gourami: Helostoma temmincki

Origin: Southeast Asia
Size: 30 cm
Lifespan: 5-7 years
Retail price: 100 BDT per pair

03. Rambo or Rainbow Shark: Epalzeorhynchos frenatus

Rambo or Rainbow Shark: Epalzeorhynchos frenatus

Rambo or Rainbow Shark: Epalzeorhynchos frenatus

Origin: Thailand, Indonesia
Size: 15 cm
Lifespan: 5-8 years
Retail price: 120 BDT per pair

04. Tiger Shark: Hexanematichthys seemanni

Tiger Shark: Hexanematichthys seemanni

Tiger Shark: Hexanematichthys seemanni

Origin: South & Central America
Size: 25-51 cm
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Retail price: 120 – 200 BDT per pair

05. Siamese Fighter: Betta splendens

Siamese Fighter: Betta splendens

Siamese Fighter: Betta splendens

Origin: Thailand
Size: 6 cm
Lifespan: 2-3 years, possibly longer
Retail price: 150 BDT per pair

06. Tiger Barb: Puntius tetrazona

Tiger Barb: Puntius tetrazona

Tiger Barb: Puntius tetrazona

Origin: Indonesia, Sumatra, Borneo
Size: 8 cm
Lifespan: 5 years
Retail price: 50 – 70 BDT per pair

07. Sucker Mouth Catfish: Hypostomus plecostomus

Sucker Mouth Catfish: Hypostomus plecostomus

Sucker Mouth Catfish: Hypostomus plecostomus

Origin: South America
Size: 46 cm
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Retail price: 60 – 150 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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