Posts Tagged ‘imperiled Cambodian aquarium fishes’

Cambodia’s Amazon: the Tonle Sap

The Tonlé Sap Lake, considered to be “the beating heart of Cambodia”, is a remarkably unique body of water which happens to be home to dozens, if not hundreds, of popular aquarium fish species. I recently had the chance to visit this ecosystem for the first time and came away with a newfound respect for the lake and its inhabitants.

16 Mar 11:56 PM 1

One Aquarist’s Quest to Save Cambodia’s Imperiled Fishes

One of the things to stem from this research was a realization that many of Cambodia’s native and endemic species are in grave danger. One, in particular, stood out among the rest during Tomoyuki’s many surveys of the Tonlé Sap Lake. It was the iconic Cambodian Tigerfish, Siamese Tiger Perch, or Datnoid (Datnioides pulcher)

04 Sep 12:54 PM 1