African Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus cf. vittatus)


One of the largest and most fearsome predatory fish species found in Africa’s freshwater rivers and lakes, the African Tigerfish is a challenging fish to keep both due to its huge adult size and somewhat delicate temperament. They require clean, well-oxygenated water and will do best with moderate to high water flow. Recommended only for experienced fishkeepers with the largest home aquariums.


African Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus cf. vittatus)

Origin: Wild Africa
Locale: Congo
Diet: Predator and live fish eater
Adult Size: 30″
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallons , but due to their large size and active nature are best suited for ponds
Compatibility: Predatory and may attack even larger fish so tankmates should be chosen with care

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.

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