Small Scale Mud Carp (Cirrhinus microlepis)

Interesting :

It has slim shape, round body and small mouth. The body color ranges from orange-grey to brown-white. It has white belly and brown-grey dorsal fin and caudal fin in color.

Habitat :

It is found in Chao Phraya River from Ayutthaya to Nakhonsawan. In the north eastern part, it is found along the seaside and the frontier connecting to Kong River.It is omnivorous.

Food :

It eat plants, shrimps, insects and embryo of insects.

Behavior :

It is actively and nimbly, never stands still. It is patient, easy to be raised and likes to swim on the bottom layer of water. It is usually found as a small group and hiding along plant roots or rock fold.

Size and weight :

It`s length is about 20 – 30 centimeters.