any small freshwater fish of the genus Macropodus, of southeastern Asia, often kept in aquariums.
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- paradise duck,
- paradise flower,
- paradise lost,
- paradise regained,
- paradise valley,
Origin of paradise fish
First recorded in 1855–60
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any of several beautifully coloured labyrinth fishes of the genus Macropodus, esp M. opercularis, of S and SE Asia
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