|Common name||Siamese Tigerfish, Wide Bar Dat
|Scientific name||Datnioides pulcher|
|Size||Up to 16" (40cm), but usually smaller in aquaria|
|Origin||Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins|
|Tank setup||A large tank with open swimming space, subdued lighting.|
|Compatibility||Predatory, will eat smaller fish. Peaceful with other large fish.|
|Water chemistry||Neutral to slightly alkaline pH (7.0-7.5), medium hard.|
|Feeding||Carnivore: Live foods, but it should be possible to wean the fish onto dead
meaty foods such as whitebait, cockles, mussels and prawns. Bloodworm and brine shrimp are suitable for
A very striking fish which has wide regular bands which can be used to distinguish the fish from D. microlepis.
Specimens from the lower Mekong have a fifth bar, which is absent in those from the Chao Phraya basin.
This species appears to be less aggressive towards other tigerfish than D. microlepis.