I.A. Raja Varma, a businessman has set up a
massive pond where the endangered fish species are protected under the
supervision of experts. The pond is located at Sun Ray Resorts which is
situated near Bhogapuram of Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh.
The fish pond at Sun Ray Resorts is a safe
aquarium where fish species from various countries thrive. Fish species include
alligator gar, Stingray, Arapaima, Archer fish, Kick-Carp, Tin foil barb etc.
Alligator gar is a native of the Mississippi
river of North America. It has a life span of around 26 years.
Stingray is known for its electrical sensors has
eyes on its dorsal side. It is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List.
Arapaima is the Amazon Basin’s biggest fish. It
can grow up to 9 feet and 200 kg, with a life span of 20 years.
‘Archer Fish’ is usually found in Papua New
Guinea off Northern Australia. Kick-Carp is a decorative fish considered as a
symbol of good luck. Tin foil barb is a native of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia,
Laos and other South East Asian countries.