Channa marulius: Live specimen in a glass trough. The dark shaded individuals show tiger-like dark bands (yellow arrows) descending on the flanks from base of long dorsal fin. Diagnostic 5 – 6 cloudy patches (flowery appearance), having white edged scales, present along the flanks (red arrows). A well marked ocellus with orange or lighter boundary present at the upper basal part of the caudal fin (blue arrow).

Channa marulius: Live specimen in a glass trough. The dark shaded individuals show tiger-like dark bands (yellow arrows) descending on the flanks from base of long dorsal fin. Diagnostic 5 – 6 cloudy patches (flowery appearance), having white edged scales, present along the flanks (red arrows). A well marked ocellus with orange or lighter boundary present at the upper basal part of the caudal fin (blue arrow).

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