The Guangzhou Ocean Aquarium has introduced seven paradise threadfin fish, a rare species that are usually found in tropical to subtropical waters, from the west coast of India to Thailand and Malaysia.
Visitors look at the paradise threadfin fish newly introduced to the Guangzhou Ocean Aquarium on Thursday, April 24, 2008. [Photo:dayoo.com]
The silver-gray marine fish, in the lit up golden fish tanks, wowed many visitors, the local Information Times reported.
With a number of long, thread-like fins, the fish have been named "the thousand-handed Kwan-yin".
Each of the fish is worth more than one thousand yuan, the newspaper quoted an aquarium staff member as saying.
(CRI April 24, 2008)