|Common name||Siamese Tigerfish, Thin Bar Dat
|Scientific name||Datnioides undecimradiatus|
|Size||Up to 16" (40cm), but usually smaller in aquaria|
|Origin||Asia: middle and lower Mekong basin - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and possibly Vietnam.|
|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||A predatory carnivore, 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
This species has three main bands, which are narrower than in D. microlepis and D. pulcher, hence the common
name of "Thin Bar Dat". It is also less deep-bodied than D. microlepis or D. pulcher.