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Amblypharyngodon microlepis

Indian Carplet Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Amblypharyngodon microlepis
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Pond,Canal, Beel,Ditch,Slow moving stream,Paddy field
Description : Indian Carplet is known for its distinctive coloration, featuring iridescent pearl-like spots on its body, which gives it its common name. These spots are set against a silvery to bluish background, creating a visually appealing contrast. The body of this fish is slender and streamlined, and it typically reaches lengths of about 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 centimeters).

In the wild, its inhabit slow-moving rivers, ponds, and flooded fields. They are adaptable and can thrive in various water conditions, but they do prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with moderate water flow. In aquariums, providing them with ample swimming space, plants, and hiding spots is important to replicate their natural habitat. They are generally peaceful and can be kept with other small, non-aggressive fish species.
When it comes to their diet, they are omnivorous and have an appetite for both live and prepared foods. They will readily accept high-quality flake and pellet foods, as well as live or frozen offerings like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms. Offering a varied diet helps ensure their nutritional needs are met.

Breeding in captivity is possible with the right conditions. To encourage breeding, provide them with a well-planted aquarium with soft, slightly acidic water. The male will typically display colorful courtship behavior, and the female will scatter her eggs among plants. Once the eggs are fertilized, they will hatch in a few days, and you should remove the adult fish to prevent them from consuming the fry.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Zarin Tasnim, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Biju Kumar, A. ([email protected] ),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.