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gtig 07-02-2008 04:35 PM

help - pictue - what kind of fish is this?
 
I want this fish... saw it in a video clip.

Any ideas?

http://www.c4now.com/striped_fish.jpg

any help appreciated,

gtig

iamntbatman 07-02-2008 05:35 PM

Looks like Datnoides microlepis, or the Siamese Tiger Datnoid, to me. These fish get very large (about a foot long, but it's a tall fish as well) and will eat smaller fish. I've only ever seen them housed in very large aquaria.

Lupin 07-02-2008 07:39 PM

There are about five datnoids that exist currently. I am sure Gump will check this topic and confirm the exact ID.

herefishy 07-03-2008 02:34 AM

Definitely a Datnoides microlepis.

LeopardCent 07-09-2008 01:52 PM

They are very cool fish. His mouth can open up twice as big as it look like though. I had a small puffer that was about half the size of the datmoid and he opened his mouth and vaccumed the puffer up like he was a tiny flake of food. I was not happy with the loss of the puffer but amazed at the size of the mouth.

aspects 02-01-2009 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 130299)
Looks like Datnoides microlepis, or the Siamese Tiger Datnoid, to me. These fish get very large (about a foot long, but it's a tall fish as well) and will eat smaller fish. I've only ever seen them housed in very large aquaria.


wuick correction.

microlepis is not the siamese tiger, but rather the indonesian tiger


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