Credit: Worawut Koedprang (Thailand)
The photo shows the market display of snake skin gourami (Trichogaster pectoralis) in a Thai fish market. The freshwater species enjoys a high consumer preference in its salted-dried form. Drying is often carried out as sun-drying while some producers use hot air drying. Aquaculture is the only source of this species. Market price is 150-200 baht/kg (5-8 US$) based on fish size as well as the moisture content of dried product.