Greeting aquarium fish hobbyists of the world. As one of the hotspots of ornamental fish biodiversity in South-East Asia, Myanmar is home to at least 100 species of ornamental fishes. This website is not for advertisement but just to know Myanmar (freshwater) fishes.
Myanmar has many rivers, natural lakes and streams, a large variety of habitats for many species of freshwater fishes including ornamental fish.
In this web site, over 100 species of Myanmar ornamental fishes are illustrated in color pictures and some information about some of them are given.
Hein Aquarium was formed in the year 1998.
• In the year 1998, the company started to export Danio erythromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora), Sawbwa resplendens (Asian Rummynose), Devario auropurpureous (False Barilius), Danio nigrofasciatus (Spotted Danio), Badis ruber (Red Badis), Parasphaerichthys lineatus (Mini Chocolate Gourami) and Microrasbora rubescens (Red Line Rasbora) to Bangkok, Thailand.
• At the beginning of 2000, Danio kyathit (Myanmar Leopard Danio), Parasphaerichthys ocellatus (Eye Spot Gourami), Indostomus paradoxus (Armoured Stickleback Fish) and Dario hysginon (Red Dario) were exported to Thailand and Singapore.
At the beginning of 2001, Danio choprai (Glowlight Danio), the most beautiful species of the genus Danio, from South East Asia, was rediscovered and exported to the market. The common name
“Glowlight Danio” was given by Hein Aquarium.
• In the year 2002, Danio sp. (TW02), quite similar with Danio kyathit, was discovered and started to export to Singapore. Now, this fish is scientifically known as Danio tinwini Kullander and Fang, 2009.
• At the beginning of 2005, the most beautiful Garra in the world, Garra flavatra (Rainbow Garra) was found and exported to Singapore, and betta fish to the US. In the year 2007, Britz described Mastacembelus tinwini as one of the new species in his paper, “Two new species of Mastacembelus from Myanmar (Teleostei: Sybranchiformes: Mastacembleidae). Mastercembelus tinwini was discovered by Hein Aquarium and scientific name was used in order to honor Tin Win.