overviewThe Gold Datnoid, also known as the Siamese Tigerfish, is a striking fish with bold, dark stripes. The vertical stripes and broad, leaf-like body shape give this fish a commanding presence. As a predatory fish, Gold Datnoids feel most comfortable in aquarium setups with rocks, driftwood, and hardy plants for them to hide among and use as cover. They also require clean, well-filtered aquariums with ample room to accommodate their size. Though non-aggressive towards other species, the Gold Datnoid may demonstrate aggression towards members of its own species. Best kept with similar size fish to reduce the possibility of predation by this active piscivore (fish eater). They are relatively slow-growing fish but can live up to 10 years when properly cared for in the home aquarium.
Feed the Gold Datnoid a variety of meaty foods. Frozen fish foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms should be offered to juvenile fish and larger, meatier fare such as silverside or clams are good choices for adult Gold Datnoids. Quality prepared foods such as pellet or tablet foods should also be included in their diet to provide nutritional variety.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"