Freshwater fishes can be found in rivers, ponds and paddy fields across the landscape of Malaysia - from fast flowing, clear highland streams to the murky waters of lowland swamps.
Despite being scattered in wetlands and waterways throughout Malaysia, freshwater fishes require specific habitats, which restricts their habitats. They feed on terrestrial leaves, flowers, fruits and insects. Oddly, they do not depend on aquatic plants.
Over the years, freshwater fishes are under threat from industrial wastes, agricultural pesticides and siltation from land clearing. Healthy freshwater ecosystems are vital for the production and protection of the country's food and ornamental fisheries.
Date of Issue : 31 Jul 1999
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 2 x 10 sen, 2 x 15 sen, 2 x 25 sen and 4 x 50 sen
Stamp Size : 32mm x 54mm (se-tenant)
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
Long part of the culture and cuisine, freshwater fish is a source of protein for centuries. Besides that, the popular Bellicose Fighting Fish is a favourite due to its fiercely competitive nature.