Appearance of the Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus vittatus)

It was a lot of work for Stephen to keep Jon's endangered fish away from the tiger cubs.
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The African Tiger Fish was described by Castelnau in 1861. They are found throughout Africa, from Egypt to South Africa. They are most common in the Senegal, Nile, Omo, and Congo Rivers and in Lake Tanganyika. The species is listed on the IUCN Red List as Least Concern (LC). It has a wide distribution and is generally abundant and common. Other common names it are known by are Tiger Fish, Tiger Characin, Ndweshi, African Tigerfish, and Tiervis.
The large South American  of the family  have also sometimes been called "tigerfish."
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The Tigerfish along the Zambezi river system breeds during summer when the adult fish migrate either upstream or downstream to locate suitable breeding grounds (usually shores and flooded riverbanks). Once a suitable spawning ground has been identified, a single female can lay up to 780,000 ova, which consequently disperse onto floodplains and aquatic vegetation.
Predators from the word go, baby Tigerfish feed on zooplankton and later graduate to more complicated prey as they grow and learn. African Tiger Fish are a large and predatory species of fish.
Photo provided by FlickrThe African Tiger Fish originates from the rivers of Africa.
Photo provided by FlickrMost species of African Tiger Fish are either silver or grey in color.
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They prefer a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming. The Tiger Barb is a very active fish that may pester or even nip the fins of larger, slower moving fish.I have 5 Tiger Barbs and they are great. They are very active and a great addition to any starter aquarium. These are my first fish - they are wonderful and require very little care.Tiger Barbs are a nice fish - beautiful in schools. They are semi-aggressive but generally peaceful. Overall, they are a great addition to an aquarium.If you are a quick typist with a good ear for language and a strong sense of written English, transcribing for Tigerfish can be a way to earn money while working at home (or on the road) with a flexible schedule. Tigerfish has been in business since 1989. While we demand the highest quality of work from our transcribers, we are known for friendliness and flexibility concerning their needs. Many transcribers have been with us for more than a decade. These include stay-at-home parents, artists and writers pursuing creative projects, and people working from abroad as they travel.The Tiger Barbs were the first fish I got for my tropical tank. Two Tiger Barbs and two green Tiger Barbs. They are constantly chasing each other and are very fun to watch. These fish are great for starting and add color to your tank. The Tiger Barb will take regular tropical fish flakes but you should try to supplement their diet every once in a while with brine shrimp or krill.Stocking this species in a community tank can be risky. The Tiger Barb is a very active tropical fish that has a reputation for nipping the fins of its tank mates. This fin nipping behavior is most often attributed to not having enough tiger barbs in the tank. With that being stated, they do best when kept in schools of 6 or more. Given their somewhat aggressive nature, it might be a good idea to think twice before adding this barb (or school of them) to a community tank.EJ Africa partners with Tourette Fishing, whose guides know exactly when and where to take very small groups for the angling experience of a lifetime. For instance, in the Okavango Delta, a food pyramid begins to build from September to November of each year. Schools of catfish frantically prey on the prolific baitfish lurking in the riverbanks (this incredible spectacle is called the Catfish Run). Not far behind are the tiger fish with their voracious appetites and massive open jaws. Only very recently have a few fortunate humans, with their rods and reels, taken their place as the top predator in the chain. (Actually, Tourette Fishing practices a sustainable catch-and-release policy, but the thrill is in the catch, and you’ll have photographs to prove your world-class fly and spin skills.)