Dwarf Gourami

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Dwarf Gourami

 

(Colisa lalius), an aquarium fish of the suborder Anabantoidei of the order Percomorphi. The males, which are larger than the females, measure up to 6 cm long. Dwarf gourami inhabit the fresh waters of India. The oval body has wavy red and light blue transverse and diagonal stripes; the front part of the belly is light blue. The dorsal and anal fins are very long, and the ventral fins are filamentous. All of the fins except the pectoral fins are edged with a red stripe and have blood red dots.

REFERENCES

Il’in, M. N. Akvariumnoe rybovodstvo, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1968.
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niloticus, Colisa fasciata and Colisa lalia while rest of the 62 species belongs to native fish fauna of the Indus River.
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The effect of dietary pigments on the coloration and behaviour of flame-red dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia.
ii) Colisa lalia (Hamilton-Buchanan), 1822 (Common name: Dwarf gourami)
Swain SK, Das BK (2001) Captive mass breeding of dwarf gourami Colisa lalia in the cement cisterns, NBFGR--NATP.
Six fish species reported by Mirza (2007) from the lower portion of River Swat but not reported in the present study are; Aspidoparia morar, Naziritor zhobensis, Devario devario, Glyptothorax naziri, Colisa fasciata and Colisa lalia.
Colisa lalia (Hamilton) This species is also not present in our collection and has been reported by Mirza (2007) from region below Mingora that is from lower part of the river.