X is for the X-Ray fish – A marvel among fishes

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.

10 Thoughts to “X is for the X-Ray fish – A marvel among fishes”

  1. How beautiful and delicate the fish is! Kudos to the creator for creating such wonderful species.

    1. Jai

      Fishes are indeed a marvellous creation. And the X-Ray fish is a wonder of wonders.

    1. Jai

      Yes, indeed. Unique.

  2. Hm, I didn’t know that people keep these as pets. I wonder if they have to have a whole school of them.
    Black and White (Words and Pictures)

    1. Jai

      Yes, I believe people do keep them as pets. Even I was surprised. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Isn’t it wonderful that there are such creatures too! Nice little poem. 👏👏

    1. Jai

      Thanks for visiting Ajit. And thanks for the appreciation.

  4. An interesting creature. Maybe, in future we people will become E-Ray creatures with technology reading every thought of ours.

    1. Jai

      That is indeed a frightening thought. Telepathy and the ability to read each other’s thoughts is indeed a frightening prospect.

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