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Tank 2: 243 gal Siamese Tigerfish Tank

Picture of Siamese Tigerfish tank

My second largest tank has been devoted to 'Siamese' Tigerfish,
or Indo-Pacific Tigerperches.

Tank Size (LxWxH) Approx 8'4" x 2.5' x 2' (254x76x61cm)
Volume Nominal: 243 imp gallons/292 US gallons/1103 litres
Filtration Eheim 2080 Pro3 canister filter, Eheim 2028 Pro2 canister filter, Eheim Ecco 2236 with surface extractor, Eheim 2012 internal filter. Two large airstones to help maintain a high oxygen level.
Heating Heated room.
Lighting Low - fluorescent room lighting only.
Substrate Thin layer of aquarium sand
Decor Large beech branch, bogwood, large smooth rocks, large artificial plant.
Background 3-D effect artificial background.
Water parameters Temp=26oC ; pH=7.0-7.4 ; GH=3 ; KH=2
30% water change every week, plus additional 15-20% midweek.
Fish stock Wide-bar Siamese tigerfish (Datnioides pulcher) (14"),
6 Sumatran tigerfish (Datnioides microlepis) (from 7 to 16"),

D. pulcher and microlepisDatnioides pulcher
Picture of Siamese tigerfish Picture of Siamese tigerfish

The main filtration on this tank is the large Eheim Pro 3 2080 canister filter. This filter has two pick-ups and a very large capacity, and handles the main biofiltration on the tank. The Eheim Ecco filter draws water from the tank via an Eheim surface exctractor unit which draws water from the surface, helping to eliminate organic waste from the surface film. The internal filter provides backup and additional mechanical filtration. A second Eheim Pro filter was added to help cope with the waste from these large greedy feeders!


Tank 1
(Leiarius pictus)
Tank 2
(Siamese Tigers)
Tank 3
Tank 4
Tank 5
(Wolf Cichlid)
Tank 6
Tank 7
Tank 8
Tank 9
Tank 10
Tank 11
Tank 12
Tank 13
(Wolf Fish)
Tank 14
(Planted Tank)
Tank 15
(W. African)
Tank 16
Tank 17
Tank 18
(Wolf Fish)
Tank 19
Tank 20
(Nano Reef)
Tank 21
Tank 22-26
Tank 27
(Nano Planted)
Fish House
(Setting up)
Previous Tank Setups and Fish:
Southeast Asian Planted Tank Malawi Mbuna Tank
Tanganyika Tank Malawi 'Haps' Tank

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