As far as native fish go, China is the great unknown. There is almost no information on China’s native fishes. And even less about its’ quickly disappearing natural habitats. The burden of a quickly growing middle class and demand for resources is threatening many of China’s freshwater habitats. Amid the urban sprawl of China’s mega cities not many of the rivers remain unchanged, but away from the population centers in Szechuan province some spectacular habitats remain.
The most interesting habitat is the lakes region in Jouzhaigou, but it is alpine, with cold water and not much diversity. The recent photos in National Geographic also show this beautiful habitat. Continue Reading »