Above: In the picture, is a nice New Guinea Datnioides, swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: These are fabulous looking fish, with unique characteristics.
Origin: Datnioides are found in New Guinea and are wild fish. But now you can find many living in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, Datnioides can grow to be about 12" long, and sometimes larger if fed properly and if the water quality is good.
Behaviors: Datnioides are usually semi-aggresive fish.
Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality, and these fish need plenty of hiding areas in the plants so they can feel like they are in their natural surroundings.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. A 50-gallon aquarium usually has space across the back for two Penguin 350B Filters. Most 80-gallon aquariums have room along the back for two or three Penguin 350B Filters, and this is sort of a minimal set up for a full grown 12" New Guinea Dat. Better is a 120, 150, or 200-gallon aquarium with as many Penguin 350B Filters as will fit across the back. Click here to learn more about aquarium filters.
Breeding: There are no known reports of these fish breeding in captivity. Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Variations: We know of no variations at this time.
DrT - 01/05/2014
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.
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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.