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

Past and Present Status, and Prospects of Ornamental Fishes in Bangladesh

Ornamental fishBangladesh is a land of river and she has a diverse fisheries resources. There are 260 freshwater species, 475 marine water species, 24 fresh water prawn species, 36 marine shrimp species and crab, snail, mussel, turtle, etc. in our water body (DoF, 2010). Freshwater aquaculture, coastal …read more

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Exotic fish of Bangladesh: Angel, Pterophyllum scalare (Schultze, 1823)

Pterophyllum scalare, black variety

Pterophyllum scalare, black variety

The angelfish is a very popular tropical fish because of its unique shape and interesting personalities (Galib and Mohsin, 2011). This fish is naturally found in Amazon River, Africa and Guinea (Shammi and Bhatnagar, 2002; Saxena, 2003). Life span is 8 to 10 …read more

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Silver dollar, Metynnis hypsauchen (Müller and Troschel, 1844)

Silver dollar: Metynnis hypsauchen

Silver dollar: Metynnis hypsauchen

The silver dollar is native to South America (Galib and Mohsin, 2011). This species was imported in Bangladesh from Thailand and Singapore (Galib and Mohsin, 2010 and 2011). This species was recorded from several aquarium shops of Dhaka and Khulna cities (Galib and …read more

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Pearl gourami, Trichogaster leeri (Bleeker, 1852)

Pearl gourami: Trichogaster leeri

Pearl gourami: Trichogaster leeri

Pearl gourami is also known as ‘lace gourami’. It is native to Asia especially Thailand and Indonesia and this was imported in Bangladesh from Thailand (Galib and Mohsin, 2010 and 2011). Life span is 3 to …read more

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Cory cat, Corydoras aeneus (Gill, 1858)

Cory cat: Corydoras aeneus

Cory cat: Corydoras aeneus

The cory cat is also known as bronze corydoras, bronze catfish, lightspot corydoras or wavy catfish. It is native to South America commonly found on the eastern side of the Andes, from Colombia …read more

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Black skirt tetra, Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Boulenger, 1895)

Black skirt tetra: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

Black skirt tetra: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

The black skirt tetra is also known as black tetra and black widow tetra. This species was introduced in Bangladesh from India and Thailand by the aquarium fish traders of the country (Galib and Mohsin, 2010 and …read more