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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They don’t occur in seawater and they will not do well in strongly brackish water either. Description The Siamese Tiger Fish is a deep bodied fish with a sharply slanted forehead.

Two less common datnoides are the New Guinea Tigerfish Datnioides campbelli which will show up on occasion commanding a very high price, and the rare but much sought after Wide Bar Tigerfish Datnioides pulcheralso frequently called the Siamese Tigerfish.

Unless your tank is huge, plan on keeping only one Gold Datnoid.

Take great care and make sure to properly clean or quarantine anything that you add to an established tank so not to upset the balance. Geographic Distribution Datnioides microlepis.

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

Kottelat again revised the genus In to its current classification of Datnioides and the family Datnioididae. Even though the price remains relatively high, the popularity of this Gold Datnoid endures. They can do fine in slightly brackish water with a specific gravity of 1. Tao – I am looking for Datnioides Pulcher. They can also be difficult to feed. They are not aggressive towards other species but will attempt to eat any fish that will fit into their mouth.


They are best maintained singly or daatnioides a group of 5 or more individuals. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Short ,icrolepis Morphology Morphometrics Has the deepest body of any species of Coius2.

Siamese Tiger Fish, Datnioides microlepis, Indonesian Tiger Fish, Gold Datnoid

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Foods and Feeding Indonesian Tiger Fish are primarily carnivores. This fish has long been a favorite species for the large predatory fish tank, especially in Asia. These fish will jump, so make sure to have a tight fitting cover. Sump systems also work well, and the heater can microlepos housed within. The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your Gold Datnoid the proper environment micdolepis give them a well balanced diet. A stressed fish will is more likely to acquire disease.

Social Behaviors The Siamese Tiger Fish are non-aggressive towards other species but will sometimes quarrel among themselves.

Currently there are six species in the Datnioides genus.

Indonesian Tiger Perch

Following Kottelatthe genus Datnioides is diagnosed by the following combination of characters: Data provided by FishBase. Gold Datnoid are fairly hardy fish when mature, but are subject to the same diseases as other tropical fish.


This genus was revised from Datnioides to Coius and the family Coiidae by Roberts and Kottelat in It is now being bred commercially in Indonesia. In captivity they will generally generally only reach datnioidss 9 to 12 inches cm.

Datnioides microlepis, Finescale tigerfish : fisheries, aquarium

The two commonly available Datnoids species are this fish, D. The Indo-Pacific tigerperches, with a new species from the Mekong basin Pisces: Larger individuals are relatively unfussy, although some surface cover in the form of floating or overhanging vegetation or branches is appreciated. Latest Reader Comment – See More.

This species should not be fed mammalian or avian meat such as beef heart or chicken since some of the lipids contained in these cannot be properly metabolised by the fish and may cause excess fat deposits and even organ degeneration.

They come from the coastal rivers and swamps of southeastern Asia. Poor thing has been in 3 tanks in last few days and want her as healthy and happy as possible.