Thai carp is a national freshwater fish and well known since Sukhothai Period. It has fat body, small head, big scales and small mouth. Its unique characteristic is that it has 6 soft-rays anal fin while the other fishes in the same family have only 5 rays. The body color is green-blue and it is brown-grey on the back with white belly. It is actively, swims very fast and jumps very high
It is found in running water and standing water in the area of the center, the northern and the north eastern part of Thailand.
It eats plants, seed, grain, seaweeds, moss, dead plants and animals, plankton and water fleas.
It is peaceful and likes to stay as a group except during breeding or spawning period. It is lively and actively. It likes to hide under the rivers, streams, swamps that are slow-moving water or standing water. It easily adapt to surrounding environments. It can be raised and breed easily.
It`s length is about 8 – 20 centimeters.