Paradise fish are mainly found in Asia, in large swamps around Korea, Vietnam and China.
Paradise fish can have very striking colours and patterns. They are a long fish with a compressed body. The main colour you will see in shops will be a plain coloured body with bright red streaks running vertically down the body; in between the red streaks you will see blue streaks. These colours also go out through the fins. There is in an albino form; these have a creamy white replacing the blue streaks. A blue form is also available which is much smaller than the other types. They are blue all over with the same long fins, with the females smaller and a little plumper.
Paradise fish are a labyrinth fish, the same as a betta or gourami. This means that they have a special organ that allows them to breathe air. These fish are a very easy fish to look after. They are very adaptable to their environment and different water conditions and make a great first fish.