There are 773 species of fish in the Mekong River, 589 of them are to be found in the Laos currents. These pink and silver beauties got hooked and ended up straight-jacketed and on the slab at the market fishmonger's. I've got no idea what they are, nor even if they are the actual species that are salt-encrusted and grilled all over Luang Prabang and Vientiane.
There is a list of fish here but I pretty much gave up when I read the above numbers. It actually looks like the fish angled out of West Lake by my neighbours here in Hanoi.
Does anyone know anything about fish?