Sunday, February 7, 2016

Longkang Fish Wild Guppy

Wild Guppy are also known as "longkang fish" (drains fish) locally here in Malaysia. This is because they can be found living in the drains in some place. They are not native species in this region but was introduce by the British as a form of mosquito control.
Below are some photos I took in Muar, Johor Malaysia. It is a bit harder to find them in KL / PJ area now, but wild guppy still can be found in the industrial / factory area in PJ.

wild guppy
That is paper trash on the right

wild guppy
Closer view of these wild guppies

wild guppy
Even closer view. Why they thrive in drains while die easily in aquarium?

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