Freshwater fish are those that spend some or all of their lives in fresh water, such as rivers and lakes, with a salinity of less than 0.05%. These environments differ from marine conditions in many ways, the most obvious being the difference in levels of salinity. To survive fresh water, the fish need a range of physiological adaptations.

Freshwater fish differ physiologically from salt water fish in several respects. Their gills must be able to diffuse dissolved gasses while keeping the salts in the body fluids inside. Their scales reduce water diffusion through the skin: freshwater fish that have lost too many scales will die. They also have well developed kidneys to reclaim salts from body fluids.

Catla / Carp (Major)
Catla / Carp (Major)

Catla (Labeo catla), also known as the major (Indian) carp, is an economically important South Asian freshwater fish in the carp family Cyprinidae. It is native to rivers and lakes in northern India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, but has … Continued

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Indian Basa / Baiki
Indian Basa / Baiki

Indian Basa fish is the best substitute to Imported/Vietnamese Basa. The fish is not processed and bleached from Orange Pink in texture to white which is harmful to health as it is chemically processed to extract the natural aesthetic fat. … Continued

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Rohu / Carp (minor)
Rohu / Carp (minor)

The rohu, rui, or roho labeo (Labeo rohita) is a species of fish of the carp family, found in rivers in South Asia. It is a large omnivore and extensively used in aquaculture. The rohu is a large, silver-coloured fish … Continued

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Tilapia / Chilapi
Tilapia / Chilapi

Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Historically, they … Continued

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