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Four Barred Tigerfish Datnioides quadrifasciatus Datnioides polota

Category: Asian Tiger Fish

Size: 6-8cm

Price: £46.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 3 in stock


Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Difficult

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Schooling Fish: No

Diet: Special Needs


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 6-8cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, & Vietnam)
Temperature 24-26 C
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