Tiger Characin (Hydrocynus vittatus)

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Tiger Characin

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Tiger Characin

Hydrocynus vittatus

568 Litres (150 US G.)

100-110 cm (39.4-43.3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

8-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Alestidae



Additional names

Tiger Characin, Tiger Fish


Origin

Sexing

Difficult to sex visually.

Tank compatibility

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.

Diet

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.

Feeding regime

Feed once a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs a large spacious tank that allows for plenty of open swimming room and some hiding places. A secure lid is a must.

Behaviour

An active and predatory fish.

Identification

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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