Kochi Ornamental fish show proves popular

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Kochi, Nov 28 (ANI): An exhibition on ornamental fish and pets has attracted a large number of visitors here.

The exhibition named 'De Aquaria' started on November 24 and would continue till November 30.

The aquatic fish like Giant gawro, Albino, Pearl Arowana, Oscar, Red tail Catfish and Guppy tail Molly, which is most sought for its vibrant blue stripe 'Emerald Butterfly' have become the focus of attraction.

"The fish is named Emerald Butterfly, a marine water fish, which we have imported from Singapore and is very colourful one. Since the show started people in large numbers have been attracted towards it mainly because of its vibrant stripes and it really looks great," said Antony V.S, a salesman at the exhibition.

The cost of Emerald Butterfly is more than 5,000 rupees a piece and the availability is rare at the exhibition as the demand is high in the international market.

Around 450 varieties of marine and fresh water fish are lined up in water filled tanks for the visitors, which they find an eye glittering masterpiece.

"I am seeing such different types of fish here. We are able to see such fish for the first time here; I haven't seen such fish anywhere else. I have come here for the second time today," said Satyajit Kumar, a visitor.

Stalls for locally available fish, glass bowls, aquariums and other accessories have also been put up on sale for the fish lovers. (ANI)

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