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KALUI

 

 

Family

Anabantidae

Local Name

Kalui

English Name

Giant gouramy

Scientific Name

Osphronemus goramy

Size

Specimens with a total length of 1.5 cm and body weight of 1.0 kg are common though smaller fish are found in plentiful supply.

Biology

Air-breather. Being a herbivore the diet consists of soft vegetation, insects and worms.

Distribution

Dominant in the rivers than in the lake.

Economic Importance

Accepted by most people. Market price ranges from RM4.00 - RM5.00. Potential for aquaculture especially in ponds and cages, as well as in the aquarium industry.


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