Definition of harlequin fish in English:

harlequin fish

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  • A small brightly coloured freshwater fish of SE Asia, popular in aquaria.
    • Rasbora heteromorpha, family Cyprinidae
    More example sentences
    • The jetty is occasionally home to the common sea dragon and the spectacular harlequin fish.
    • Probably the most popular rasbora, harlequin fish are lively and peaceful, and are best when swimming in a shoal.
    • One large tank contains mostly smallish goldfish, and the other a mixture of tropical fish, including angels, kribs, red-tailed sharks, Chinese algae eaters, harlequin fish, various tetras, and corys.

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