Variations: There are several color variations, which may in fact be separate species. This variation is from the area around Likoma Island on the eastern shore of Lake Malawi.
Size: The Tangerine Tiger grows to be about 8" long in aquariums. But fish farmers report them growing to be at least 12" long in ponds and large containers.
Aquarium: Because of their large size, they will eventually need a large aquarium with at least 120-gallons of water.
Water: pH of about 7.8 to maybe 8.4 and high mineral content.
Temperature: About 76 to 80-degrees F. with 78 preferred.
Food: Pellets with lots of spirulina algae and other plant ingredients. Avoid worms and meaty foods.
Scientific Name: Protomelas taeniolatus
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.