The Siamese Tiger Fish Datnioides microlepis has been a standard in the aquarium industry for decades. It is a large, very attractive, deep bodied aquarium fish.
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Short description Morphology Morphometrics Has the deepest body of any species of Coius2. Specimens from mainland Southeast Asia invariably with five full bars, specimens from Borneo with bars, all usually continued across ventral surface of body.
First datniides extending uninterrupted and undiminished across opercle and onto midrolepis region, and continued across ventral surface of body; a well defined black mark on ventral surface of body immediately anterior to base of pelvic fins not present in other Coius.
Partial bars almost invariably absent. Branched dorsal rays ; branched anal raysusually 10 Ref.
Adult fish feed on datnioires shrimps, fish fry and small fishes while young individuals take zooplankton Ref. Also feeds on crabs, worms and insect larvae Ref. Esteemed food fish which is marketed fresh and often seen in aquarium trade Ref. The Indo-Pacific tigerperches, with a new species from the Mekong basin Pisces: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.
Datnioides microlepis – Wikipedia
Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Moderate vulnerability 42 of Has the deepest body of any species of Coius2. Inhabits freshwater rivers, lakes and reservoirs, frequenting areas with a lot of submerged branches, such as flooded forests Ref.
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Datnioides microlepis, Finescale tigerfish : fisheries, aquarium
Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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