Hydrocynus goliath

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Alestidae
Origin : Zaire river
Length : 40 cm - 16"
Min. length aquarium : 300 cm - 120"
English name : Giant tigerfish
This very aggressive schooling fish only is suited for a large aquarium with other large fishes.  Fishes that are too small are eaten because they think it is food.  You should set up the aquarium with driftwood, roots and stones.  When you use plants it is wise to anchor them very well.  Because they are large eaters a powerful filter is necessary.

You should feed them meat and fish.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

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