Atlantic Freshwater Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)


The Atlantic Tarpon or Silver King is a widely distributed predator found throughout the coastal regions of the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Although they are thought of as marine fish, they also can be found in fresh or brackish water habitats close to the coast. As an open water swimmer and predator growing to a massive adult size, the Atlantic Tarpon is suitable only for the largest home aquariums.


Atlantic Freshwater Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

Origin: Wild Africa
Locale: Nigeria
Diet: Fish, invertebrates, frozen & prepared diets
Adult Size: 80″+
Recommended Tank Size: 800 gallons+
Compatibility: Predatory, but generally peaceful towards fish too large to be seen as food

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0 – 7.8
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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