Their design is a generic, freshwater, bony fish, not based on a specific species. They have blue and yellow or orange stripes with small dark yellow flippers in the front and big eyes.
The new design created for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is completely different from the original design of the fish. It looks more aggressive and dangerous, being dark red or brown in color and possessing a big fin on top of his back. They have dark yellow fins and lips.
They jump out of the water and fall back in it, hurting the player if he touches one of them. the player can defeat them with a spin.