New guinea tigerfish - Datnioides campbelli
Scientific name: Datnioides campbelli
Common name: New guinea tigerfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 30 - 40 cm (11.81 - 15.75 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 15 - 25°N (267.86 - 446.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 26 °C (73.4 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Oceania
Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Highly carnivorous, New guinea tigerfish prefer to consume live foods but can be trained to accept frozen foods as well. They will accept whitebait, cockles, mussels and shrimps. Beef heart will be taken as well but siphon out any that is not eaten as it will spoil the water.
Asia; New guinea tigerfish are found in Indonesia and New Guinea.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Datnioides campbelli breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Datnioides campbelli is 5-8 years.
This species of Datnioid is very rarely see in the fish keeping hobby, because of this they will demand higher prices. New guinea tigerfish are best kept as a single specimen in the tank as they can grow up to 18 inches in length. Provide them with plenty of open swimming spaces and use dimmed lighting. Juveniles are peaceful towards each other, however adult specimens may be very aggressive.
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