Large and tubular in shape when young, as they matture they become very stocky and far and as large adults also deeper bodied. The Koara has a flattened pointy head - slightly shark like, and small eyes. This fish has greenish/olive markings on a grey or silver background - the markings are bold on juveniles and finer on adults. Size ranges from 16 - 18cm.
- Scientific Name: Galaxias brevipinnis
- Habitat: Widespread distribution, can be far inland, in very fast flowing clear water, bouldery streams, forest cover
- Tank Age/Maturity: Minimum recommended tank size footprint of 120cm x 60cm.
- Threatened Species: N/A
- Marine Stage: Yes - can landlock