After Tamil Annai Park, we went to see the Aqua World Fish Exhibition. Entry ticket was Rs. 10. This was a nice fish exhibition having the rare fishes such as Piranha, Arowana, Lion Fish and Stingray etc.
Here are the different types of fish in the museum:
- Name: Giant Gourami
Family: Osphronemus goramy
Food: All kinds of flaked foods, cooked meat, bread, boiled potatoes.
Distributors: China, Java, Malaysia,
Used as a food fish.
- Name: Goldfish
Size: Grows to about 30 cm. in length and lives for about 10 years.
Food: Worms and fish foods.
- Name: Red Belly Piranha
Scientific name: Pygocentros Nattereri
Size: 6 inches
Distribution: Amazon River
- Name: Rain Bow Shark
Scientific name: Epalzeorhynchos Frenatum
Size: 15 cms.
Food: Tubifex worms, Algae
- Name: Green Crab
Common Name: Mud Crab (Brackish water)
Zoological name: Scylla Serrata
Sub Phylum: Crustaceae
Description: It is exported from India to Japan, USA, France, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. It feeds mainly on snails, clams and other invertebrates. It is highly delicious.
- Name: Panasius Sutchi
Origin: Mekong River and its estuaries in Vietnam.
Size: Up to 3 meters.
Weight: Up to 44 kg.
- Name: Needle Fish
Zoological Name: Xenentodon cancila
Description: It is a piscivorous fish (eats fish). It has a long elongated narrow jaw with sharp teeth. It is relatively small not reaching more than 30 to 40 cm in length when fully grown. It is a delicate fish and its highly predatory in behavior.
- Name: Texas Fish
Origin: North America
Size: 25-30 cms.
Food: Bloodworms, tubifex, spinach, granules, tablets, small fish