Other Common Names:
A narrow, plate–shaped silver body.
Purple tint on upper body and back.
Yellow to cream coloured breast and blunt teeth.
A very shy fish that lives near the surface
in shallow and calm water.
Small fruits, seeds and nuts.
In captivity it will eat worms, crab, molluscs, small slices of fish
and bread in combination with bait substance.
A fast accelerating fish, that will head for shelter among roots and snags.
Several direction changes once in open water.
Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
Very similar looking to Pirahna, but not actually the same species.
It has a mouthful of large, almost human looking teeth.
A very quick growing fish that gives a very good account for itself when hooked.
| Asian Redtail Catfish
| Asian River Catfish
Big Head Carp | Blue–eyed Catfish | Bronze Featherback | Clown Featherback
Cobra Snakehead | Common Carp | Common Silver Barb | Featherback
Giant Catfish | Giant Featherback | Giant Gourami | Giant Mekong Catfish
Giant Siamese Carp | Giant Snakehead | Golden Belly Barb | Grass Carp
Great White Sheatfish | Greater Brook Carp | Hampala Barb
Jullien's Golden Price Carp | Mozambique Tilapia | Nandid Perch | Nile Tilapia
Pacu | Red Bellied Pacu | Redtail Catfish | Ripsaw Catfish | Rohu | Royal Featherback
Schwanenfeld's Barb | Small Scale Mud Carp | Smith's Barb | Snakeskin Gourami
Soro Brook Carp | Striped Catfish | Striped Snakehead | Tarpon
Threadfin Salmon | Tiger Catfish | Walking Catfish