Definition of harlequin fish in English:

harlequin fish

noun

  • A small brightly coloured freshwater fish of SE Asia, popular in aquaria.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These include tropical species such as the yellow surgeon fish, the multicoloured angel fish, the harlequin fish, the butterfly fish, the bicoloured goatfish, the mandarin fish and the Picasso trigger fish.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One example is the harlequin fish, which, according to literature prior to the early 1990s, is found only in South Australia and Western Australia.’

Pronunciation:

harlequin fish

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