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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species


40. INDONESIAN TIGERFISH (Datnuoides microlepis)
FAMILY: Datnioididae
TYPE: Miscellanious
MAX SIZE: 18" (approx. 45cm)
ORIGIN: Indonesia, particularly Borneo and Sumatra
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: Either keep it as a single specimen, or in a group of 3 or more



39. CLOWN KNIFEFISH (Chitala chitala)
FAMILY: Notopteridae
TYPE: Miscellanious
MAX SIZE: 40" (approx. 100cm)
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: One of the more striking knifefish, their bodies have a series of black spots, which vary in pattern between fish, companions could include large catfish, Bichirs, Siamese Tigerfish



38. HAMPALA BARB (Hampala macrolepidota)
FAMILY: Cyprinidae
TYPE: Cyprinids
MAX SIZE: 24" (approx. 60cm)
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Semi Aggressive
MISC: considered carnivorous, as most of their diet consists of small fish and insects, so they shouldn't be trusted with anything small enough to fit into their mouths, powerful jumpers



37. PEACOCK BASS (Cichla ocellaris)
FAMILY: Cichlidae
TYPE: Cichlids
ORIGIN: Amazon River, South America
MAX. SIZE: 40" (approx. 100cm)
DIET: Carnivorous
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: will eat anything that fits in its mouth



36. HELLICOPTER CATFISH / TAPAH (Wallago leeri)
FAMILY: Siluridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 80" (approx. 200cm)
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: need a fish only diet the older it gets


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