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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Asian Tiger Fish> Four Barred Tigerfish Datnioides quadrifasciatus Datnioides polota
Four Barred Tigerfish Datnioides quadrifasciatus Datnioides polota
Category: Asian Tiger Fish
Price: £44.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 4 in stock
Care Level: Difficult
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: No
Diet: Special Needs
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Datnioides polota (Four Barred Tigerfish, Datnioides quadrifasciatus)
Easily confused with Datnioides microlepis, this species is not so commonly traded and invariably more expensive. It has a number of thick, oblique bands on the body, but no speckles or incomplete bars in between them. The ground colour is silvery white, though this may become more yellowy or grey as the fish mature.
Datnioides polota was previously known as Datnioides quadrifasciatus.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
This fish can get relatively large and therefore they require adequately sized accomodation. In their natural habitat they are a predator. As long as they are kept with fish of a similar size they are unlikely to be aggressive and at full size they do look very impressive.
There are no reports of this fish being bred successfully in aquarium conditions.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, & Vietnam)|
|Size||Up 60 cm in the wild, but half that size in aquaria|
|Water Parameters||Freshwater; neutral to slightly alkaline suits these fish best|
|Water PH||7.0 to 7.5|