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Mekong tiger perch - Datnioides undecimradiatus

Mekong tiger perch - Datnioides undecimradiatus

Scientific name: Datnioides undecimradiatus

Common name: Mekong tiger perch

Family: Datnioididae

Usual size in fish tanks: 34 - 40 cm (13.39 - 15.75 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.2

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 17°N (89.29 - 303.57ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Mekong tiger perches are fussy eaters initially, at first when they are in the aquarium, fish are probably the only food they will accept but in time they should start to accept shrimps, blood worms and commercial pellet foods.

Origin

Southeast Asia; Mekong tiger perches are found in the Mekong River Basins.

Sexing

There are no visible differences between the sexes.

Breeding

As of yet there are no reported cases of Mekong tiger perches breeding in the aquarium.

Lifespan

The expected life span for this fish is 10 years.

Short description

This species of Datnoid is classed as semi aggressive and should be housed with tank mates of the same nature. Datnioides undecimradiatus require high water quality so regular large water changes must be performed. Due to the large adult size, they will need a large tank with plenty of open swimming spaces. The lighting should be subdued, floating plants are ideal for this.Also known as Thin Bar Dat, Siamese tigerfish or Gold datnoid.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.

Mekong tiger perch picture 1 Mekong tiger perch picture 2

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