overviewThe African Tiger Fish, also known as the Tiger Characin, is a predatory Characin from the river systems of Africa. This unusual looking species is silver in color with very large sharp teeth that can be easily seen.
The African Tiger Fish prefers a densely planted aquarium with roots and driftwood in which to hide. Aggressive towards other smaller fish, this species should only be maintained in a species tank, or with other similar sized non-territorial species.
This is a very active fish and may harm itself or others in the aquarium when startled. It is best kept in a wide aquarium and an almost square tank would be ideal.
The reproductive habits of this species are not known.
A carnivore, the African Tiger Fish will eat live foods, but after adjusting to its new surroundings, frozen, and prepared foods such as krill or ocean plankton as well as floating pellet food will usually be accepted.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2" to 4"