Tiger Fish

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Datnioides spp. - (Hamilton, 1822)
Tiger Fish

Handsome juveniles grow into large, troublemaking predators. Neil Hepworth

[edit] Overview

Although the typical specimens seen in aquarium stores are small and attractive, these Asian fishes become large and greedy predators.

Many require brackish water, and are definitely not suitable for a tropical community setting.

Family: Datnioididae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Habitat: Brackishwaters in estuaries, bays and lagoons. Will venture upstream in freshwater rivers and lakes.

Maximum length: 30 cm (12 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 681 L (180 gal)

Water: Brackish 22 °C (295 K, 72 °F) - 26 °C (299 K, 79 °F)

General swimming level: All levels.

[edit] Feeding

Carnivore. Feeds on crustaceans, insects, smaller fishes.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

A predatory fish not to be trusted with any fish or ornamental crustacean that might fit into its jaws. House with other large fishes.

[edit] Special Care

Extra filtration capacity is needed for large predatory species.

Reference: 101 Best Tropical Fishes
Image credit: NH
Text credit: KW
Facts about Tiger FishRDF feed
Common name Tiger Fish  +
Family Datnioididae  +
Genus Datnioides  +
Image credit NH  +
Maximum length 12 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 180 gal  +
Native range Asia  +, Oceania  +, India  +, Indonesia  +, and New Guinea  +
Reference 101 Best Tropical Fishes  +
Specific name spp.  +
Swimming level All levels.  +
Text credit KW  +
Water max temp 299 K (26 °C, 79 °F)  +
Water min temp 295 K (22 °C, 72 °F)  +
Water type Brackish  +