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.

Author: Zoloramar Molmaran
Country: Uruguay
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 12 September 2008
Pages: 416
PDF File Size: 20.79 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.96 Mb
ISBN: 315-7-77006-607-2
Downloads: 2947
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Jushicage

The young will eat zooplankton, but as they mature their diet becomes fish fry and small fishes, small shrimps, crabs, worms, and insect larvae. Sourav maity – Give. These Datnoid species can get confused and are sometimes mislabeled in pet stores.

It has a golden toned body with black vertical bars. Observations by local fishermen in the Kapuas River suggest it to be non-migratory, spawning in April and May, with no parental care. These fish microlepiz not listed on the IUCN Red List, but may be endangered in many regions from capturing them for food fish and the aquarium industry.

Human uses

A special order may be required to get one. Gold Datnoid are fairly hardy fish when mature, but are subject to datnioises same diseases as other tropical fish. That being said there is no guarantee that you won’t have to microlelis with health problems or disease. These fish seem to do fine in either setting.


An aquarium the size of 60 gallons would house small to medium fish, but if you plan on growing this fish to adult size, an aquarium in excess of gallons will eventually be needed. Reproduction Unrecorded in captivity.

Datnioides microlepis – Wikipedia

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. Poor thing has been in 3 tanks in last few days and want her as healthy and micolepis as possible.

They like to hide among the vegetation, camouflaged by their striped patterning, and wait for prey to happen by. They can do fine in slightly brackish water with dagnioides specific gravity of 1.

Esteemed food fish which is marketed fresh and often seen in aquarium trade Ref.

Siamese Tiger Fish

Mansor, – Check List 8 3: Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Kottelat, – Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 5 3: This species is found on the Southeast mainland of Asia in the Mekong basin, the Chao Phraya river basin in the center of Thailand, the Musi basin in Sumatra, the Kapuas basin in western Borneo, and in Cambodia.

For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see Aquarium Fish Diseases and Treatments. Juvenile from the German aquarium trade. It is recommended to read up on the common tank diseases. The closer to their natural habitat the less stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happy. Me good quality Datinious microlepos. Baensch, Joseph S. 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.


Juveniles and subadults microlepie be provided with a well-decorated, planted aquarium with driftwood roots and branches.

Nelson, Fishes of the WorldWiley, I like this one my phone isUSA. They come from the coastal rivers and swamps of southeastern Asia.

Specimens from mainland Southeast Asia invariably with five full bars, specimens from Borneo with bars, all usually continued across ventral surface of body. Unfortunately, their low salinity tolerance puts limits the types of brackish water tank mates they can be kept with. This species inhabits the highly diverse Danau Sentarum lake system, Borneo.

Head detail of subadult specimen.