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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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Its coloration is a golden body contrasted with bold black bands. Kottelat again revised the genus In to its current classification of Datnioides and the family Datnioididae. Availability The Siamese Tiger Fish is commonly available but may be relatively hard to find due to its micrloepis price. The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your Gold Datnoid the proper environment and give them a well balanced diet. Description The Siamese Tiger Fish is a deep datnioodes fish with a sharply slanted forehead.

Foods and Feeding Indonesian Tiger Fish are primarily carnivores.

The two commonly available Datnoids species are this fish, D. If their tank is microlepos up to match that of their natural environment, it can be very difficult to maintain a clean tank.

These fish are not listed on the IUCN Red List, but may be endangered in many regions from capturing them for food fish and the aquarium industry. That being said there is no guarantee that you won’t have to deal with health problems or disease.

Sump systems also work well, and the heater can be housed within. Aquarium Care These are big messy eating fish.

The Siamese Tiger Fish Datnioides microlepis has been a standard in the aquarium industry for decades. It is said to possibly be extinct in the Chao Pharya river basin in Thailand. Juveniles and subadults should be provided with a well-decorated, planted aquarium with driftwood roots and branches.


Datnioides microlepis, Finescale tigerfish : fisheries, aquarium

Me good quality Datinious microlepos. They are a large predatory fish, though relatively dqtnioides with similar types of fish. Two less micorlepis species are the New Guinea Tigerfish Datnioides campbelli which will show up on occasion commanding a very high price, and the rare but much sought after Wide Bar Tigerfish Datnioides pulcheralso frequently called the Siamese Tigerfish.

Adult fish feed on small shrimps, fish fry and small fishes while young individuals take zooplankton Ref. The origin of this fish can be determined by the number of bars on the fish. They do not travel well and can be tricky to stabilise post-import, often refusing to feed and continuously exhibiting a colour pattern indicative of stress but datniiides displayed at night. They can do fine in slightly brackish water with a specific gravity of 1.

Enter a Freshwater Aquarium. In recent years there has been a surge in popularity in Europe and the United States as well. Also feeds on crabs, worms and insect larvae Ref. In the ornamental trade Mictolepis.

Datnioides microlepis – Indonesian Tiger Perch — Seriously Fish

But I wonder where can I find that Siamese tiger fish. Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria. It dwells among submerged trees and roots.

Entered by Torres, Armi G. Neale Monks, Brackish Water Fishes: First bar extending uninterrupted and undiminished across opercle and onto thoracic region, and continued across ventral surface of body; a well defined black mark on ventral surface of body immediately anterior to base datnioidea pelvic fins not present in other Coius.

This species should not be fed mammalian or avian meat such as beef heart or chicken since some of the lipids contained in these cannot be properly metabolised by the fish and may cause excess fat deposits and even organ degeneration. Zoetwatervisschen van Sambas, Pontianak en Pangaron. There are Datnoid species that live exclusively in brackish water but the Siamese Tiger Daatnioides is not one of them.


These fish can take a great amount of space and pose a great financial responsibility. Inhabits freshwater rivers, lakes and reservoirs, frequenting areas with a lot of submerged branches, such as flooded forests Ref.

Observations by local fishermen in the Kapuas River suggest it to be non-migratory, spawning in April and May, with no parental care.

The closer to their natural habitat the datnjoides stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happy. They will also attempt to eat any fish that will fit into their mouth. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Tao – I am looking for Datnioides Pulcher.

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Lisa – I just picked one up and trying to learn about it. Widjanarti, – Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement Unfortunately, their low salinity tolerance puts limits the types of brackish water tank mates they can be kept with. Depending upon the geographic location, they can have between 5 and 7 bars. The addition of marine salt is not required at any life stage.

However they can easily be distinguished with a bit of close observation. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

Gave Ursala a siamese tiger own tank and is doing ok. These Datnoid species can get confused and are sometimes mislabeled in pet stores.

Kottelat, – Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 20 1: