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African Tigerfish (Vittatus) 6"

RM 398.00


  • Scientific Name: Hydrocynus vittatus
  • Size of fish - inches: 41.3 inches (105.00 cm) - These fish get up to 3 1/2 feet (105 cm) and weigh up to 62 pounds (28 kg) in the wild, but they are unlikely to reach much more than about 30 inches (75cm) in the aquarium
  • Lifespan: 15 years - They have a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years in captivity.
  • Diet Type: Omnivore
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate - normal lighting
  • Temperature: 72.0 to 82.0° F (22.2 to 27.8° C)
  • Range ph: 6.5-8.0 -
  • Hardness Range: 5 - 25 dGH
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: All - These fish will swim in all parts of the aquarium.
  • Temperament: Large Aggressive - Predatory - This fish is more predatory than aggressive; however, tankmates need to be significantly larger.
  • Compatible with:
    • Same species - conspecifics: Yes - These fish will swim in schools, though very large specimens may become loners.
    • Tankmates should be similarly sized or larger to avoid becoming a meal.
    • Plants: Safe
  • Sex: Sexual differences
    Males are larger and fuller than females.
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