Definition of paradise fish in English:

paradise fish


  • A small colourful labyrinth fish that is native to SE Asia and popular in aquaria.

    • ‘Macropodus opercularis is the paradise fish. It is a gorgeous melange of reds, blues, blacks, and whites. It is a labyrinth fish, thus, it can survive in waters with low oxygen content by gulping air.’
    • ‘Paradise fish are rather aggressive and two males will fight it out to see who is stronger. Soon they will develop a pecking order. Paradise fish fight by locking jaws and biting at the opponent's sides.’