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Old 02-19-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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"setting up my brackish 29 gal"...or "tank bu

I am currently setting up a 29 gal brackish tank for a 5" tiger datnoid...

my first question is any advice on the set up. second, the datnoid is very aggresive and i was wondering if there were any good tank buddies for him??
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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this is what mongabay had to say...u could do a google search for more info...

PD: A thickset, high backed fish with lateral compression. The front portion of the dorsal fin is inconspicuous, lying close to the body. The caudal fin is fan shaped and the anal fin is small. The body color is white to yellowish brown with five broad, black vertical bands, The first runs through the eye, while the last marks the caudal penuncle. The first rays of the pelvic fin are white, while the rears parts are black. The other fins are white to brown.
SIZE: To 24" (61 cm) in nature, although rarely exceeds 16" (41 cm) in captivity.
SS: Datnioides quadrifasciatus
HAB: In brackish waters of Borneo, Cambodia, Sumatra, and Thailand
S: bottom, middle
TANK: A 36" (91 cm) or 35-45 gallon (132-170 L) tank is sufficient for fish up to 8" (20 cm) in length. Larger fish require a tank measuring at least 48" (122 cm) with a volume exceeding 50 gallons (190 L). The tank should have subdued lighting possibly with a cover of floating plants. This species requires hiding places such as rocks, wood, or caves. Use plants that can tolerate brackish conditions along the rear and sides of the tank.
WATER: pH 6.5-7.5 (7.0), 6-15 dH (8), 72-82°F (22-28°C). A 1-1.5% addition of salt is suggested. Add 7.5-11 TSP of salt per 10 gallons (10-15 g/10 L).
SB: Keep only with other large, hardy brackish water fish. The Tiger fish is tolerant of its own species and may battle over territory with other species. A good candidate for a species tank.
SC: Scats, Archers, Monos, Puffers, Arius.
FOOD: Live; fish, earthworms, Tubifex, insects, crustaceans; meat, beef heart; occasionally pellets
SEX: Unknown
B: Unknown. Reported to spawn in freshwater rivers in nature.
BP: 10. Breeding has yet to be accomplished in captivity.
R: There is a variation of Datnioides microlepis that had wider bands from the Chao Phraya river.
DC: 7. This hardy and aggressive species requires live foods and brackish water conditions. It reaches a large size and demands a large tank.
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Old 02-20-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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Hey guys, What do you think about a 5-6" Columbian catfish,
or one of the large puffers, such as a zebra, figure eight, king kong, or giant puffer?

those are rather aggressive towards food, and can get large, and be sold at 3-6 inches length
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Hey guys, What do you think about a 5-6" Columbian catfish,
or one of the large puffers, such as a zebra, figure eight, king kong, or giant puffer?

those are rather aggressive towards food, and can get large, and be sold at 3-6 inches length
Columbian catfish-grows up to 18", lives in schools & requires SW as adults.

"Zebra" puffer (South American, C asselus?)-FW, grows to 3" & requires teeth trimming every 4-6 months.

King Kong-T palembangensis, FW, grows to 8", requires 40g tank, very cool puffer, keep alone.

Giant puffer-T mbu, FW, grows up to 30", requires at least 300+g & heavy filtration.
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