NTT Northern Thailand Tiger Fish - Datnioides undecimradiatus
Scientific name: Datnioides undecimradiatus
Common name: Mekong tiger perch, NTT, Northern Thailand Tiger Fish
Usual size in fish tanks: 34 - 40 cm (13.39 - 15.75 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 17°N (89.29 - 303.57ppm)
Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Mekong tiger perches are fussy eaters initially, at first when they are in the aquarium, fish are probably the only food they will accept but in time they should start to accept shrimps, blood worms and commercial pellet foods.
Southeast Asia; Mekong tiger perches are found in the Mekong River Basins.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
As of yet there are no reported cases of Mekong tiger perches breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for this fish is 10 years.
This species of Datnoid is classed as semi aggressive and should be housed with tank mates of the same nature. Datnioides undecimradiatus require high water quality so regular large water changes must be performed. Due to the large adult size, they will need a large tank with plenty of open swimming spaces. The lighting should be subdued, floating plants are ideal for this.Also known as Thin Bar Dat, Siamese tigerfish or Gold datnoid.