The Siamese Tiger Fish Datnioides microlepis has been a standard in the aquarium industry for decades. It is a large, very attractive, deep bodied aquarium fish.

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Summary page Datioides data Common names Photos. Kottelat again revised the genus In to its current classification of Datnioides and the family Datnioididae. They have a life span of about 15 years. As a matter of fact a very low specific gravity between 1. Foods and Feeding Datnioudes Tiger Fish are primarily carnivores.

A group setting 5 or more is needed to disperse any aggressive behavior. In the ornamental trade D. They can do fine in slightly brackish water with a specific gravity of 1. Juveniles and subadults should be provided with a well-decorated, planted aquarium with driftwood roots and branches. The need for a large external canister filter is very important.

Larger individuals are relatively unfussy, although some surface cover in the form imcrolepis floating or overhanging vegetation or branches is appreciated. Currently there are six species in the Datnioides genus.

Datnioides microlepis – Wikipedia

The Indo-Pacific tigerperches, with a new species from the Mekong basin Pisces: Sexual differences Sexual differences are unknown. A large external canister filter is very important for maintaining the water quality.


Baensch, Aquarium Atlas Vol. Protected in Thailand Ref. Good tank mates are fish of comparable size like datnioidws, green chromides, and big sleeper gobies. Another species, the New Guinea Tigerfish Datnioides campbelli will also occasionally show up, and when it does it commands a very high price. They come from the coastal rivers and swamps of southeastern Asia.

In nature these fish live in vegetated areas with mixrolepis trees and roots.

Datnioides microlepis, Finescale tigerfish : fisheries, aquarium

Both species are also fished for human consumption. Tao – I am looking for Datnioides Pulcher. It is a large, very attractive, deep bodied aquarium fish. Zoetwatervisschen van Sambas, Pontianak en Pangaron. However the method used is, for now, a secret. Many people have also had great success keeping these fish in a very minimally decorated tank to get the best viewing. Has the deepest body of any species of Coius2. Unfortunately, their low salinity tolerance puts limits the types of brackish water tank mates they can be kept with.

Coius microlepis was described by Bleeker in First bar extending uninterrupted and undiminished across opercle datnioies onto thoracic region, and continued across ventral surface of body; a well defined black mark on ventral surface of body immediately anterior to base of pelvic fins not present in other Coius. Mansor, – Check List 8 3: I like this one my phone isUSA. Sourav maity – Give.


Indonesian Tiger Perch

As a general rule, the number of bars on the fish will tell you its approximate origin. Floating plants and some sturdy aquatic plants set in the substrate can offer a sense of seclusion and also help to provide subdued lighting.

The Indonesian Tiger Fish inhabits large bodies of waters such as lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. This size is rare in home aquariums however. Some distinguishing features for fish identification between the Datnoids:. Description The Siamese Tiger Fish is a deep bodied fish with a sharply slanted forehead.

The Siamese Tiger Datnioieds Datnioides microlepis has been a standard in the aquarium industry for decades. Lisa – I just picked one up and trying to learn about it.

Siamese Tiger Fish

Add Your Animal Story. For fish identification of these Datnoids by their distinguishing features. Cleaning up after these big messy predators can be difficult with too much decor.

Microleips an adoption situation so any info would be cool. This fish has long been a favorite species for the large predatory fish tank, especially in Asia.