Wednesday, September 4, 2013

රත් කයිලයා/දම්කොල සාලයා [Rath Kaiyala/Damkola Saalaya]/Giant Danio (Devario malabaricus)

Very common fish widely distributed throughout the lowlands of both wet and dry zones up to the higher hills. It is common in flowing water though occurs also in tanks, reservoirs and paddy fields.  Giant Danio is a mid-water fish and it forms medium size shoals.  


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    1. Maduka Jayalath
      No this is not Pathirana Salaya. Pathirana Salaya(Devario pathirana) is a separate species restricted to the Nilvala drainage with different blue and yellow markings on the body.