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Thailand's Fish Species

Native Fish Species

Java Barb

Java Barb


Name: Java Barb
Species: Barbonymus Gonionotus
Thai name: Pla Tapien Kao

Max length: 60 cm
Max weight: 10 kg (22 lb)
IGFA record: 2.10 kg (4 lbs 10 oz)
Diet: Insects, shrimp, bread, maize, aquatic plants.

Where to fish for the Java Barb

The Java Barb is resident in many of Thailand's commercial fisheries, and many other bodies of water, wild and man made.