is there anybody know about mahseer fish? this kind of freshwater fish were incredible awesome, it have beautiful colorful scales, majestic look, some people in my country may even treats this fish as a "God Fish" many people say that this fish have a supernatural power based on the native story / legeds.
In other country, this fish is commonly used used as a premium consumption fish with incredible price such as in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. For those who have tasted, it said that this fish have an incredible delicate taste and also unique edible scales.
Mahseer fish also commonly used as a game fish, some anglers may even said that the thrill of casting masheer is incredible, it have tremendous power and mahseer can grow up into 25kg++ in the wild.
below is the profile for Mahseer fish
MAHSEER FISH PROFILE:
Mahseer is the common name used for the genera Tor
, and Naziritor
in the family Cyprinidae (carps). The name Mahseer
is however more often restricted to members of the genus Tor.
The range of this fish is from Malaysia, Indonesia, across southern Asia to Pakistan, including the Indian Peninsula. They are commercially important game fish, as well as highly esteemed food fish. Mahseer fetch high market price, and are potential candidate species for aquaculture.Several of the larger species have suffered severe declines, and are now considered threatened due to pollution, habitat loss and overfishing.
The taxonomy of the mahseers is confusing due to the morphological variations they exhibit. In developing strategies for aquaculture and propagation assisted rehabilitation of mahseer species, there is a need to resolve taxonomic ambiguities.
Mahseers inhabit both rivers and lakes, ascending to rapid streams with rocky bottoms for breeding. Like other types of carps, they are omnivorous, eating not only algae, crustaceans, insects, frogs, and other fish, but also fruits that fall from trees overhead.
The first species from this group were scientifically described by Francis Buchanan-Hamilton in 1822, and first mentioned as an angling challenge by the Oriental Sporting Magazine in 1833, soon becoming a favorite quarry of British anglers living in India. The golden mahseer has been known to reach 2.75 m (9 ft) in length and 54 kg (118 lb) in weight, although specimens of this size are rarely seen nowadays. In addition to being caught for sport, mahseer are also part of commercial fishing and ornamental or aquarium fish.
In all over the world, Mahseer fish species were expected have more than 25 species, where some of them have been identified as:
- Tor Tambroides;
- Tor Soro;
- Tor Douronensis;
- Tor Tambra;
- Tor Ater;
- Tor Laterivittatus;
- Tor Polyplepis;
- Tor Sinensis;
- Tor Mosal;
- Tor Kulkarnii;
- Tor Musullah;
- Tor Progeneus;
- Tor Puttitora (The Golden Mahseer);
- Tor Tor;
- Tor Khudree;
- Tor Brevifilis;
- Tor Hemispinus;
- Tor Qiaojiensis;
- Tor Yunnanensis;
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Teleostomi
Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Tor
WATER PARAMETER :
Air Temperature : 25° C – 31°C
Water Temperature : 22° C – 28°C
Water Acidity (pH) : 6.5 ppm - 7 ppm
Water Dissolved Oxygen Level (DO) : 7.1 ppm - 8.9 ppm
Water Depth : 2m (500gr - 1kg UP) ; 45cm (Jouvenile)
Water Flow Rate : > 7 L/m (100gr - 500gr) ; 3 - 5 L/m (1kg UP) ; < 2 L/m (jouvenile)
Substrate : Rocks, Gravel
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