Tiger Characin (Hydrocynus vittatus)
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568 Litres (150 US G.)
100-110 cm (39.4-43.3")
6.5 - 7.5
22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)
- Tiger Characin, Tiger Fish
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Location where this animal is found in the wild.
- Difficult to sex visually.
- Best kept in a species tank due to this fish's predatory nature. Can be kept with others of its own kind provided they are of similar size.
- A carnivorous fish that may at first only take live foods but can be weaned on to other foods such as fish fillet and shrimp as well as some pellet foods.
- Feed once a day.
- Needs a large spacious tank that allows for plenty of open swimming room and some hiding places. A secure lid is a must.
- An active and predatory fish.
- A very elongate slender fish with large scales that are iridescent silver in colour, sometimes with golden hues, and a forked caudal fin. It has large sharp teeth which are always visible and can inflict injury.
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