The Exotic Species of Singapore

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Green chromide

Length: 12.5cm
Sungei Buloh
Photo by K.K.P. Lim

Scientific name: Etroplus suratensis
Habitat: Freshwater and brackish water (e.g. lakes, streams and estuaries)
Ecology: Swims in small groups. Mainly herbivorous but may feed on insects. Popular aquarium fish. To about 30cm.
Origin: India and Sri Lanka, introduced for aquarium trade


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