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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Older individuals do not require feeding on a daily basis, with times per week sufficient.

Datnioides microlepis, Finescale tigerfish : fisheries, aquarium

Tao – I am looking for Datnioides Pulcher. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Datnioided Tang – I like that fish so much. However they need a large tank to live in and these fish demand pristine waters. Entered by Torres, Armi G. Also feeds on crabs, worms and insect larvae Ref.

Siamese Tiger Fish

Partial bars almost invariably absent. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Has the deepest body of any species of Coiusmiccrolepis. These fish can take a great amount of space and pose a great financial responsibility.

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The Indo-Pacific tigerperches, with a new species from the Mekong basin Pisces: The young will eat zooplankton, but as they mature their diet becomes fish fry and small fishes, small shrimps, crabs, worms, and insect larvae. Datnioides species possess protrusible mouthparts enabling them to capture relatively large prey. Enter a Freshwater Aquarium. It has a golden toned body with black vertical bars.

Indonesian Tiger Perch

It is now being bred commercially in Indonesia. They will also attempt to eat any fish that will fit into their mouth. They possibly eat some plant matter as well. A stressed fish will is more likely to acquire disease.

Fish from Southeast Asia will normally have 5 bars and the ones from Borneo and Sumatra will usually have 6 to 7 bars. In the aquarium it is suggested that they be provided with places for retreat such as rocks and caves, or driftwood. 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.

This genus was revised from Datnioides to Coius and the family Coiidae by Roberts and Kottelat in Observations by local fishermen in the Kapuas River suggest it to be non-migratory, spawning in April and May, with no parental care. Geographic Distribution Datnioides microlepis.


This fish has long been a favorite species for the large predatory fish tank, especially in Asia. Latest Reader Comment – See More. Inhabits freshwater rivers, lakes and reservoirs, frequenting areas with a lot of submerged branches, such as flooded forests Ref.

These Datnoid species can get confused and are sometimes mislabeled in pet stores. Mansor, – Check List 8 3: I have nursed other fish like my Oscar back to health. Add Your Animal Story. Kottelat, – Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 5 3: In the aquarium their main diet consists of smaller fish although they can sometimes be coaxed into eating shrimp, worms or insects.