Above: In the picture,
is a nice premium quality Silver Tiger Datnioides,
swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: These are fabulous
looking fish, with unique characteristics.
his fish occurs across a very wide area including India, Bangladesh, Myanmar,
Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and New Guinea.
Maximum Size: In aquariums,
this Datnioides can grow to be about 12" long,
and sometimes larger if fed properly and if the water quality is good.
are usually semi-aggressive fish.
recommended tankmates include, any equally sized community fish that won't
pick on the Datnioides.
fish are best suited to live with this type of fish.
here to read more about compatible groups of pet fish.
live best from about 75 to 80-degrees F. with 78 being
here to learn about aquarium temperature, aquarium thermometers, and
Fish Food Pellets is best to feed to Datnioides.
Smaller sized pellets when small, and larger sized pellets, when they're
large, is the ideal food for these fish.
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Water Conditions: They're
used to hard alkaline brackish water, but these fish can adapt to most types
of water, and so as usual it's best not to try to change the pH or alkalinity.
This species probably does better
with some marine salt-mix in the water.
About 1 to 2 tablespoons of marine salt mix should raise the salinity to
about 1.005, which is about right for this species.
Click here for a lot more information about aquarium water conditions.
Aquarium Size: when young a few of this Datnioides
will do fine in an aquarium with 50-gallons of
water, but of course bigger is better.
But soon they'll need a bigger aquarium, and eventually they need an aquarium
with at least 100-gallons of water.
Decor: Datnioides do not need gravel, and a layer
of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food
that will contaminate the water.
here for more about aquarium gravel.
Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality, and
they need plenty of hiding areas in the plants so they can feel like they
are in their natural surroundings, but this fish may need brackish water
which will kill aquarium plants.
Driftwood is also good for the environment of this fish.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters
are highly recommended.
Most 80-gallon aquariums have room along the back for two Penguin
350B Filters, and this is sort of a minimal wild fish set
Better is a 120, 150, or 200-gallon aquarium with as many Penguin 350B Filters
as will fit across the back or a large filtering system.
here to learn more about aquarium filters.
The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates
in the ideal range.
here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: Datnioides can live for
Keep the water conditions excellent and feed them premium
foods, and they may live even longer lives.
Gender: There are no known reports on how to tell the gender
of this fish.
Breeding: There are no known reports of these fish breeding
here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Popularity: These fish are somewhat popular in the hobby.
Names: The scientific name for Silver Tiger Datnioides
is Datnioides polota.
Variations: There are no reported variations of these fish, but it occurs across such a wide
area that one would think there are probably variations of very closely
related species and/or subspecies.
here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for
Wild Fish, including a picture gallery.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
DrTom - 01/08/2014
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