The scientific tourist #218 — glass fish

Formally known as Parambassis ranga, the glass fish (or Indian glassy fish) is a freshwater fish native to south Asia, and a popular species in the aquarium trade.

Glass fish

A shy little fish, Parambassis ranga unfairly gained a reputation for being a short-lived species. But this is largely due to some specimens being sold after being injected with dyes for a more colorful appearance.

This particular specimen was seen at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

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