DATNIOIDES MICROLEPIS PDF

It is a large, very attractive, deep-bodied aquarium fish. The Siamese Tiger Fish is one of the most handsome large fish in the aquarium hobby, especially with its brilliant colouration when young. They come from the coastal rivers and swamps of southeastern Asia. As a general rule, the number of bars on the fish will tell you its approximate origin. 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.

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Order : Perciformes Family : Datnioididae. Juveniles and subadults should be provided with a well-decorated, planted aquarium with driftwood roots and branches. Larger individuals are relatively unfussy, although some surface cover in the form of floating or overhanging vegetation or branches is appreciated. The addition of marine salt is not required at any life stage.

Datnioides spp. Sump systems also work well, and the heater can be housed within. 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 also displayed at night. Older individuals do not require feeding on a daily basis, with times per week sufficient.

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.

They are best maintained singly or in a group of 5 or more individuals. Unrecorded in captivity. Observations by local fishermen in the Kapuas River suggest it to be non-migratory, spawning in April and May, with no parental care. In the ornamental trade D. Both species are also fished for human consumption.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Seriously Fish. This species inhabits the highly diverse Danau Sentarum lake system, Borneo. Datnioides species possess protrusible mouthparts enabling them to capture relatively large prey.

Subadult with mouthparts extended. Head detail of subadult specimen. Juvenile individual. Juvenile from the German aquarium trade. Classification Order : Perciformes Family : Datnioididae. Aquarium filters which have been highly recommended by customers in your area can be found here.

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Sold Out. Aquatic Ferns Bucephalandra sp. Choose a Pack: 1 Juvenile. The Indonesian Gold Tigerfish is a magnificent fish for the large predator aquarium! It inhabits deep freshwater rivers and is not believed to inhabit brackish or marine water, unlike some other datnoid species. It reaches an impressive adult size and requires a large aquarium, but it is an excellent ornamental fish that is graceful and beautifully marked.

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Datnioides microlepis

Finally we were able to import once more the most beautiful species of tiger perch, the Indonesian Tiger Fish. These large growing predators can reach a maximum length around 50 cm and are wonderful show fish for large aquaria. But our imports are still young, cm long. There are two populations of this perch, one originating from the southeast Asian mainland the Chao Phraya and Mekong basins, this population is sometimes regarded as a separate species, D. Both have in common the double bar on the tail. It is fascinating to observe how fast the fish can change their coloration.

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Indonesian Gold Tigerfish (Datnioides microlepis)

Order : Perciformes Family : Datnioididae. Juveniles and subadults should be provided with a well-decorated, planted aquarium with driftwood roots and branches. Larger individuals are relatively unfussy, although some surface cover in the form of floating or overhanging vegetation or branches is appreciated. The addition of marine salt is not required at any life stage. Datnioides spp. Sump systems also work well, and the heater can be housed within. 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 also displayed at night.

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