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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Gold Datnoid are fairly hardy fish when mature, but are subject to the same diseases as other tropical fish. Gave Ursala a siamese tiger own tank and is doing ok.

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If you want to keep more, you will need a very large aquarium and it is suggested to keep several. One of the most common freshwater fish ailments is ich. In the aquarium their main diet consists of smaller fish although they can sometimes be coaxed into eating shrimp, worms or insects.

Gold Datnoid are very resilient once established in a tank. In the ornamental trade D. Adult fish feed on small shrimps, fish fry and small fishes while young individuals take zooplankton Ref. Currently there are six species in the Datnioides genus. Older individuals do not require feeding on a daily basis, with times per week sufficient. The origin of this fish can be determined by the number of bars on the fish.

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Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. Fish collected from mainland Southeast Asia usually have 5 full bars and ones collected from Borneo or Sumatra usually have 6 to 7 full bars.

The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your Gold Datnoid the proper environment and give them a well balanced diet. Specimens from mainland Southeast Asia invariably with five full bars, specimens from Borneo with bars, all usually continued across ventral surface of body.

Data provided by FishBase. A stressed fish will is more likely to acquire disease. Sexual differences Sexual differences are unknown.


Protected in Thailand Ref. Following Kottelatthe genus Datnioides is diagnosed by the following combination of characters: Freshwater Fish and Plants Glen S. 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 of pelvic fins not present in other Coius.

In captivity they will generally generally only reach between 9 to 12 inches cm. They have a life span of about 15 years. One look at their large mouth will tell you that small tank mates will disappear quickly. Many people have also had great success keeping these fish in a very minimally decorated tank to get the best viewing. The Indonesian Tiger Fish inhabits large bodies of waters such as lakes, reservoirs, and rivers.

It is now being bred commercially in Indonesia. The need for a large external canister filter is very important. Has the deepest body of any species of Coius2.

Poor thing has been in 3 tanks in last few days and want her as healthy and happy as possible. Tank mates like Monos and Scats would be great, but these species need too high a salinity content, so don’t make good long term companions. They are best maintained singly or in a group of 5 or more individuals. It is said to possibly be extinct in the Chao Pharya river basin in Thailand.

Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria. 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. In recent years there has been a surge in popularity in Europe and the United States as well. The closer to their natural habitat the less stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happy. As a matter of fact a very low specific gravity between 1.


Branched dorsal rays ; branched anal raysusually 10 Ref. 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. The young will eat zooplankton, but as they mature their diet becomes fish fry and small fishes, small shrimps, crabs, worms, and insect larvae.

They will also datnioodes to eat any fish that will fit into their mouth. Was an adoption situation so any info would be cool. Larger individuals are relatively unfussy, although some surface cover in the form of floating or overhanging vegetation or branches is appreciated.

However they need a large tank to live in and these fish demand pristine waters. Both species are also fished for human consumption. Coius microlepis was described by Bleeker in The addition of marine salt is not required at any life stage.

Baensch, Aquarium Atlas Vol. They like to hide among the vegetation, camouflaged by their striped patterning, and wait for prey to happen by. Esteemed food fish which is marketed fresh and often seen in aquarium datioides Ref.

It is a large, very attractive, deep bodied aquarium fish. Head detail of subadult specimen. Some distinguishing features for fish identification between the Datnoids:. Moderate vulnerability 42 of

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