Size: Approx. 8″
Minimum Tank Size: 300 gallons
Care Level: Medium
Temperament: Very aggressive
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.8
Max Size: 2m
Color Form: Same general colour pattern consisting of three darkly pigmented bands or blotches on the body. Irregularly placed spots may also be present on the body
Diet: Larval foods such as bloodworm and also shrimp. larger morsels (including fish) can be offered as the fish grows.
Compatibility: In nature, it is a truly excellent predator, typically hunting in groups. In captivity, exhibits very anti-social behaviour so introduce other (large) fishes with extreme care as it reportedly eats scales and fin parts of some large fish kept with it. Will eat anything smaller.
Origin: Ganges in India, and the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins in Thailand
Lifespan: 5-10 years
Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate
Standard, 3-7 working day(s)