Both the goliath tigerfish and its smaller relative the tigerfish are found in Africa
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The Tiger Barb (previously ) was described by Bleeker in 1855. They are found throughout the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and possibly Thailand and Cambodia. They are native to the island of Borneo and found in both the Malaysian state of Sarawak and Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island. Feral populations have been introduced to Singapore, Australia, the United States, and Colombia.This fish prefers quiet forest streams and tributaries with clear, highly oxygenated waters. The substrate is normally composed of sand and rocks and grows very dense vegetation. In nature, this fish feeds on insects, diatoms, algae, small invertebrates, and detritus.The Albino Tiger Barb is a captive-bred color morph developed from the Tiger Barb. Many of these barbs are captive-bred for the aquarium industry. Red, gold, and platinum strains have also been selectively bred and are available under such names as Gold Tiger Barb, Red Tiger Barb, Golden Platinum Tiger Barb, and Albino Golden Tiger Barb. There are no wild populations of this color morph.
You can find tiger fish commonly in pools of water and small lakes along the surface of the entire world.
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African Tiger Fish are large predacious fish. They are undemanding of water quality and eat readily, but their size alone limits who will able to keep them. When small, these fish will seem like an interesting and exotic addition to your tank. But they grow to an alarming size and have amazing bursts of speed, both of which make providing a suitable environment over the course of their lifespan very challenging.Small juveniles may initially be kept in a large home aquarium, but eventually they will need a very large tank. In their adult size, they are really best suited for public aquariums, or kept by experienced fish keepers with the space and financial ability to care for these giants. small Siamese Tiger fish 3 bars - YouTube
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Photo provided by FlickrThe goliath tigerfish is a fish that eats small crocodiles
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Tiger barbs have unusual temperament: Unlike most schooling fish, tiger barbs are aggressive -- but unlike most fish aggression, tiger barbs' aggression is not tied to territory or predation on smaller fish. Good practices can defuse tiger barb aggression, both between other tiger barbs and other fish sharing an aquarium.Tiger barbs, like most barb species, require an omnivorous diet. This means they eat a varied diet of animal life and vegetable matter. Feed them high-quality flake fish food once per day. Watch to see how much they eat before they start spitting it out to get a sense of an appropriate quantity. To meet their meat requirements, provide a selection of brine shrimp or other small crustaceans, glass worms, bloodworms, tubifex worms and daphnia. If you don't supplement with some vegetable matter, they'll eat whatever plants grow in their aquarium. Tiger barbs particularly like small bits of boiled lettuce and zucchini.In the Indo-Pacific, marine and freshwater tigerfishes of the family Theraponidae (order Perciformes) are rather small and usually marked with bold stripes. The three-striped tigerfish (Therapon jarbua) is a common, vertically striped species about 30 cm (12 inches) long. It has sharp spines on its gill covers, which can wound a careless handler.It prefers a of 7.6–8.0, and a temperature of 22–26 °C (72–79 °F). The Siamese tigerfish is predatory and will eat smaller fish, various live foods, and frozen foods. Many hobbyists pellet-train their datnoids to reduce the risk of disease and parasites from live food. Wild Siamese tigerfish grow to 24 in (61 cm). Captive ones are generally smaller, though may still require a large aquarium, since some Siamese tigerfish have been grown to 16 in or more in length.