X is for the X-Ray fish – A marvel among fishes
I have heard of the shark.
I have heard of the whale.
I have heard of the coveted goldfish.
But oh X-Ray fish you are new to me.
They say that many people keep you as pets.
You have a translucent body,
that makes parts of your insides,
visible to the naked eye.
You are a very adaptable creature,
and can survive in acidic and alkaline waters,
you are mostly found in the Amazon basins,
and several coastal rivers.
You are small in size,
up to five centimetres in length,
you live in large groups,
and your female species is smaller than the male.
You look pretty and quaint,
with a silvery hue on your body,
that probably is because,
the eye can partially see through you.
You are one of nature’s wonders,
you make me feel fascinated,
by the creator’s ingenuity,
in coming up with so much variety in his creations.