Animal Stories - Siamese Tiger Fish


Animal-World Information about: Siamese Tiger Fish

The Gold Datnoid has long been an industry favorite, and just one look at this healthy large fish says it all!
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John Tang - 2014-03-26
I like that fish so much. But I wonder where can I find that Siamese tiger fish.

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David Gillam - 2006-04-04
I have six of these ranging in size from 12cm to 25cm. They seem to be very hardy and I keep at 26c. Very aggressive live feeders. They tend to hang back from smaller fish and lunge suddenly. The mouth is truly huge when fully projected and can cantelever some 5cm on occassions. A healthy fish will have well defined gold with black bands a clear tail fin. Fish that are not healthy will have black patches in the gold and a blackish fin. The colour seems to correct quite quickly in the right conditions.

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  • mj - 2014-02-08
    how long did it take for your Datnoids to grow?
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kye turnbull - 2013-04-08
do any Aussies here know about the yellow fin bream? i have one in a fishtank that my friend caught and gave to me. i dont know what to feed it, can someone help?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-09
    Tiger Fish are primarily carnivores. They are a predator that in the wild primarily feeds on fish fry and small fishes, small shrimps, crabs, worms, and insect larvae. In the aquarium their main diet consists of smaller fish although they can sometimes be coaxed into eating shrimp, worms or insects. One look at their large mouth will tell you that small tank mates will disappear quickly. They are not aggressive towards other species but will attempt to eat any fish that will fit into their mouth.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-11
    im not talking about tigger fish! im talking about the yellow fin bream, but doesnt matter, found it dead! not very hardy
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Joel Dale - 2013-02-05
I had one years ago and on my visit to the Shed Aquarium I know I MUST have one again . These are easy fish to keep and will eat out your hand in no time.

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Anonymous - 2012-08-27
I think , the siamese tiger fish could not grow bigger if they leave in a big aquarium with alot of large fish around them. Physical emotion.

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cheryl - 2010-07-22
How do you know which one is a girl and a boy fish?

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  • rgonzales - 2011-04-28
    There are no visual differences between the genders, so there is no way to sex these fish.
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David.J.Harrison - 2010-10-26
Hi, I have just got a Datnioides quadrifasciatus in my brackish tank, I was hoping to get one of these but I have been getting different opinions on whether this type is brackish or not, can this be clarified?

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  • Val - 2011-07-06
    Gold Dats aren't neccessarily brackish. They'll survive in a brackish tank but it's not manditory.
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Pranay mohanty - 2012-04-04
Gold Datnoid can live to gather with goldenfish.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-04
    Gold fish produce a lot of ammonia into the water and can sometimes aggressive. Monitor water conditions and behavior.
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kered - 2012-07-11
Hi I have a 3 inch Dat that eats (peas)? When I feed them to my cichlids is this usual?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-13
    No.  He doesn't know they are for the cichlids and they are quite edible.
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samiran roy,india - 2011-12-16
I was thinking that where could I find the most cheap Datnoid.Yesterday,when I visited a nearby market,and in the market there is a place where thy sell aquarium fishes at cheap rate.I decided to have a look in there and I saw a pair of datnoids. I then asked the seller that how much was the just for the sake of curiosity. They were about 3 inches long. The seller said they were 300rs for a pair. I then bought the two fishes and I have identified them as gold datnoids. I have heard that datnoids go at very high rates,but this is the most cheapest datnoid I have ever seen.

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  • hemanth rancho - 2012-05-30
    Can you pls pls tell me where in India you get datnoids for that price?
    Can you pls give me complete address and phone number?
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