Genus Parambassis

(formerly Chanda)


Giant Glassfish


"This fish is found along with the last described, and is still more beautiful : indeed, nothing can exceed the delicacy of its tints ; but it differs more in general appearance than in any part of its general structure from which a satisfactory specific character could be drawn ; especially as, in young individuals, the colours of the two species are faint and ill defined. In the adult lala the gloss is golden, and the dots are orange. The sides have several transverse bars, alternately of dusky and of gold, with a green gloss."


These are the ones that are often found "painted", a deplorable practice.