any small freshwater fish of the genus Macropodus, of southeastern Asia, often kept in aquariums.
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Origin of paradise fish
First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for paradise fish
any of several beautifully coloured labyrinth fishes of the genus Macropodus, esp M. opercularis, of S and SE Asia
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