African Tigerfish Vittatus
The Vittatus Tigerfish is second to the top of the food chain in West Africa, this is a monster fish related to the piranha but a lot bigger. In this case second place means a big deal since these fish are eaten by Goliath tigerfish in the wild. With that exception, all other species are its prey. Tigerfish need live food such as feeder guppies and feeder goldfish and they are fast. This predator fish can jump, so some type of screen or cover is needed. Also, the tigerfish is a solitary predator in the aquarium, two cannot be kept together unless the aquarium is enormous.
- Scientific Name: HYDROCYNUS VITTATUS
- Origin: West Africa
- Lifespan: 20 years
- Max size: 36 inches
- Food: Live and pellets
- Shipping Size: Approx. 4 to 6 inches