Have you heard of a fish that costs Rs 5 lakh? If you are going to dismiss it as an impossibility, visit the international aqua and pet show going on at Kanakakkunnu grounds here.
The costly fish is named Aripaima. Most commonly seen in the Amazon river, the special guest of the show is catching the attention of everybody turning up for the event. Aripaima is also known as ‘Pirarucu. This is a fish which can gain a length of around two metres and weight of about 200 kg. The huge size and the special features of the fish accommodated in a big tank is a thing of joy for viewers, especially the children coming for the event, which has been organised with ‘an eye’ on children as it is vacation time. The fish is exhibited with a price tag of Rs 5 lakh in the show, which is organised by SV Decorations based in the city.
Arowana is the another genre which is another point of attraction in the exhibition. “According to Chinese mythology, it is capable of bringing prosperity,” claimed the organisers.
Other than these ‘foreigners’, around 200 genres of fishes like Fire red oscar, Koi carp oscar, Red marble oscar, African cat fish, Giant gar, Piranha, White mushi, Black mushi, Phi noi, Angel, Carp, Gold fish and Seela are also exhibited in the show. Chocolate gourami is the cheapest among the fishes.
The African love birds which cost from Rs 2,800 per pair lead the pets’ section of the exhibition. Emu, Fighting roosters, Ornamental roosters, Canadian goat and African breed sheep are also in the list.
The show, which commenced on Friday, has 40 stalls and will conclude on May 11.