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Monstaf1sh
02-22-2007, 6:50 PM
Hey guys,

Ive just recently bought a Siamese tiger fish (4cm) atm he eats mainly blood worms, i tried chopping prawn up into small pieces hoping he would eat it but almost completely ignored it, after realizing that was all that was coming it got some in its mouth and then refused to eat it. Will he eventually eat other things when it gets bigger?

Any advice in raising these fish would be great!
Cheers http://www.perthcichlid.com/pcs/modules/Forums/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif

Heres a pic
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010058.jpg

sQwiReL
02-22-2007, 7:20 PM
dont worry about it. they are not very picky eaters. he will grow to eat MP. if anything, starve for a day or so and he will pick up the MP.

i feed mine BW and baby guppies.

DiXoN
02-22-2007, 8:33 PM
feed it up on what it likes for a while then try starving it for a while and only offer it what you want to feed.

AquataHolic420
02-22-2007, 8:35 PM
NIce Indo

ewurm
02-22-2007, 8:38 PM
Looks really nice!

T
02-22-2007, 9:06 PM
just starve them for a lil. mine takes really tiny pieces of smelt :)

marcos
02-22-2007, 9:41 PM
sometimes as they get bigger they accept a bigger variety of food

Monstaf1sh
02-24-2007, 6:57 AM
Cheers guys,

i'll keep trying hopefully he wont turn out to be too picky.

Does any one know how this combination will turn out? ive got him with all other small fish 1 small Silver Arowana,1 Peacock Bass (monoculus), 1 Senegal Bichir and 2 plecos and 2 synodontis cats.

First time i have kept these fish will it work :confused:

Tustar
02-24-2007, 7:05 AM
bro its an indo tiger , it aint a ST.

Monstaf1sh
02-24-2007, 7:21 AM
Same thing isn't it?
Was last time i looked it up Datnoides Microlepsis???? From Indonesia?????;)

Tustar
02-24-2007, 9:08 AM
st is st ,it is it totally diff...

looking frm the tail stripes u could tel if its st or it
not jus with the presence of the 3 bars on the body ;)

i have 2x3 bar IT n 4-5 other odd looking pattern IT in my tank :D

Tustar
02-24-2007, 9:13 AM
the part in red gif it away :thumbsup:

72283

rook45
02-24-2007, 11:49 AM
nice dat give it some time

Monstaf1sh
02-24-2007, 1:49 PM
st is st ,it is it totally diff...

looking frm the tail stripes u could tel if its st or it
not jus with the presence of the 3 bars on the body ;)

i have 2x3 bar IT n 4-5 other odd looking pattern IT in my tank :D

Cool bro, too many different ones havent seen enough of them to tell the difference they are vey scarce around here.

cheers

Tustar
02-24-2007, 10:19 PM
Cool bro, too many different ones havent seen enough of them to tell the difference they are vey scarce around here.

cheers

no prob bro , jus wanna let ya knw . .
as there r cases in sg where some lfs jack up the price by 3x
jus becos they have 3 bars on body :screwy:

RobD23
02-25-2007, 2:56 AM
:D i made a mistake in correcting someone without looking on the other page to see if he had already been corrected...so i am editing this post

don
02-25-2007, 4:34 AM
[COLOR="Red"]Yo Man..urs look like an indo tiger.Mine was the same size bt wit 3 stripes.That could be siamese tiger.I bought it at serangoon north.last piece.bt unfortunately it doesnt last 4 a day.Do u noe whr else selling this fish.u may try to feed them wit really small fish like guppies.:headbang2

Tustar
02-25-2007, 5:19 AM
Yo Man..urs look like an indo tiger.Mine was the same size bt wit 3 stripes.That could be siamese tiger.I bought it at serangoon north.last piece.bt unfortunately it doesnt last 4 a day.Do u noe whr else selling this fish.u may try to feed them wit really small fish like guppies.:headbang2

can try yishun bro ;)

Aussienative
02-25-2007, 5:47 AM
see below :)

Aussienative
02-25-2007, 5:55 AM
Cheers guys,

i'll keep trying hopefully he wont turn out to be too picky.

Does any one know how this combination will turn out? ive got him with all other small fish 1 small Silver Arowana,1 Peacock Bass (monoculus), 1 Senegal Bichir and 2 plecos and 2 synodontis cats.

First time i have kept these fish will it work :confused:

:WHOA: That is a nice shopping list! expensive too!

Got a full tank shot?


All of these fish will grow much quicker than the dat and you'll be surprised at what they will try and fit in their mouths!

Monstaf1sh
02-25-2007, 12:02 PM
Yep definitely expensive, keeping an eye on all their growth rates don't wanna end up with expensive feeder fish!! :eek:

Anyways here are some pics, though not very impressive because of the size of the tank and the small fish.You can hardly see them with a full tank shot.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010159.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010118.jpg

better take some close ups so you can see them.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010108.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010154.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010121.jpg

Aussienative
02-25-2007, 9:21 PM
can't see the photo's mate, all i got is white squares with red crosses...

Monstaf1sh
02-26-2007, 12:37 AM
used photo bucket same as the fist pic dunno wat happened. i can see them
????
try again

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010159.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010118.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010108.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010154.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/J_Ace_High/P1010121.jpg

AquataHolic420
02-26-2007, 12:44 AM
i see em all, i like em all!

soulFish
02-26-2007, 1:49 PM
nice tank!

jadon
02-26-2007, 2:05 PM
mice tank.. Try feeding your fish earthworms and blackworms and maybe crickets i have seen these all work when nothing else would just make sure you chop them up to fit in his mouth. You could also starve him, as was stated earlier and you can try some garlic guard this seems to get my fish actively looking for food just make sure you follow the directions.

Jesse
02-26-2007, 2:14 PM
Same thing isn't it?
Was last time i looked it up Datnoides Microlepsis???? From Indonesia?????;)
You IDed your fish correctly as D. microlepis, although your spelling was off. It wasn't too long ago that all datnoids were generically referred to in the industry as "Siamese tigerfish." For example, most aquarium books still refer to the entire genus as "Siamese tigerfish." Widebar datnoids (ST/CT) weren't described as a separate species (D. pulcher) from Indonesian datnoids (IT), D. microlepis, until 1998. In 1998, ichthyologist M. Kottelat determined that the Mekong and Chao Phraya populations of D. microlepis were sufficiently geographically isolated from, although still morphologically similar to, the Indonesian populations of D. microlepis to warrant being considered a separate species. With this split, it is now considered appropriate that "Siamese tiger" apply to D. pulcher, while "Indonesian tiger" applies to D. microlepis. However, please note that D. pulcher is not the only Datnioides species to reside in Thailand (formerly Siam). Two other Datnioides species are also native to Thailand: D. undecimradiatus (thinbar datnoid or North Thailand tiger) and D. quadrifasciatus (silver datnoid or "American tiger").

Monstaf1sh
02-27-2007, 6:55 PM
Cheers and
cheers for the info, this site is great plenty of people clued in here the fish i'm keeping are not that readily available around here and isnt much info on them. Now i know wat i actually have!
cheers again :D

jordanlewis100
02-28-2007, 10:54 AM
hi when i had my indo dat i fed him up on live river shrimp to settle him in and then i had to tie a small piece of shrimp to a piece of cotton and drag it gently through the water it didnt take long for him to cotton on!! ha ha! after that he would take almost anything i put in the tank

Monstaf1sh
02-28-2007, 6:49 PM
does yours hide all the time?

mine constantly hides from me, a little frustrating when feeding ive gotta try to get him a decent feed before all the other hungry pigs get it. thinking about moving him to his own tank.

AquataHolic420
02-28-2007, 6:55 PM
DAts Like crickets?? nice to know, never would have thought of it.. mine dont come ot the top of the tank... im goin to get some and try