Marketing of dried snake skin gourami, Trichogaster pectoralis in Thailand

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.



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