Cookies seem to be disabled in your browser, therefore this website will NOT work properly! Please, consider enabling Cookies in order to maximise your user experience while browsing.
Recent discussions at Aqua-Fish+
  1. Salviashaman at A guide on caring for Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) on
  2. Salviashaman at A guide on setting a South American blackwater stream biotope aquarium on …display more of the recent discussions
  3. Figureguy at Chemistry of Aquarium Water with FAQ on
  4. Jackson20 at A guide on feeding aquarium fish frozen foods on
  5. Senator Wisdom at Bloodfin tetra (Aphyocharax alburnus) on
  6. CayceR at A page and forum devoted to keeping Blood parrot cichlids on
  7. Ness at A guide on raising African Dwarf Frogs with pictures and forum on
  8. Terry Mitchell at A guide on breeding, feeding and caring for L333 Pleco on
  9. Terry Mitchell at A guide on breeding, feeding and caring for L333 Pleco on
  10. Berna768 at Details on keeping Siamese fighting fish with images and forums on
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)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.2

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

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

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.


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


There are no visible differences between the sexes.


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


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.


Bought by from

Mekong tiger perch picture 1 Mekong tiger perch picture 2

Did you know?

Please, verify whether your login and password are valid. If you don't have an account here, register one free of charge, please. Click here to close this box.

You have been logged out successfully! This box will close automatically!

Something went wrong during processing your message, please try again!

Your message has been sent, thanks a lot!

Page has been saved, refresh it now, please!

The page has been created, you will now be redirected!

URL already exists!

Path to the photo is not unique!

Really delete this page from the database?

The page has been removed successfully, you will be redirected now!

The page couldn't be deleted!!

Unfortunately this page doesn't allow discussion. Please, find any other page that fits your area of interest as over 99% of our pages allow discussion. The reason why no discussion is allowed here is this page is too general. Thanks a lot for understanding! Click here to search, please!

Really delete this comment from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Selected comment has been removed successfully!

Selected image has been removed successfully!

Either login or email address is required

Account has been recovered, please check your email for further instructions