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. Zoetwatervisschen van Sambas, Pontianak en Pangaron. A good thing about the Gold Datnoid is that due to their resilience, an outbreak of disease can often be limited to just one or a few fishes if you deal with it at an early stage. You must be logged in to post a comment.

Sourav maity – Give. Kottelat, – Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 5 3: This fish has long been a favorite species for the datnilides predatory fish tank, especially in Asia.

Its coloration is a golden microelpis contrasted with bold black bands. Lisa – I just picked one up and trying to learn about it. They possibly eat some plant matter as well. Protected in Thailand Ref. Foods and Feeding Indonesian Tiger Fish are primarily carnivores. This size is rare in home aquariums however. In nature these fish live in vegetated areas with submerged trees and roots.


Subadult with mouthparts extended. Sexual differences Sexual differences are unknown. When first dstnioides however, yours will probably hide near the bottom until it gets accustomed to its new home.

For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see Aquarium Fish Diseases and Treatments.

Adult fish feed on small shrimps, fish fry and small fishes while young individuals take zooplankton Ref.

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Datniiides great care and make sure to properly clean or quarantine anything that you add to an established tank so not to upset the balance. Another species, the New Guinea Tigerfish Datnioides campbelli will also occasionally show up, and when it does it commands a very high price. Latest Microlfpis Comment – See More. Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria.

It has a golden toned body with black vertical bars.

They have a life span of about 15 years. When keeping more sensitive types of fish, it is common for all fishes to be infected even before the first warning signs can be noticed. The Siamese Tiger Fish Datnioides microlepis has been a standard in the aquarium industry for decades.

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It dwells among submerged trees and roots. Gave Ursala a siamese tiger own tank and is doing ok. I have nursed other fish like my Oscar back to health. The need for a large external canister filter is very important.


Availability The Dathioides Tiger Fish is commonly available but may be relatively hard to find due to its high price. Add Your Animal Story. They can also be difficult to feed.

They come from the coastal rivers and swamps of southeastern Asia. Kottelat again revised the genus In to its current classification of Datnioides and the family Datnioididae. A special order may be required to get one. Even though the price remains relatively high, the popularity of this Gold Datnoid endures. Unfortunately, their low salinity tolerance puts limits the types of brackish water tank mates they can be kept with.

Two less common 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.