Goliath Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus cf. goliath)


Living up to its name, the Goliath Tigerfish is a monstrous and fierce predator originating in the fast flowing waters of the Congo River basin in Central Africa. A strict carnivore, the Goliath Tigerfish sports a mouthful of prominent, large teeth which it uses to grab hold of prey. They are aggressive towards tankmates and with an adult size of well over 48″ should only be kept by experienced hobbyists with an enormous aquarium or ideally an indoor pond. African Tigerfish are sensitive to water quality and require clean, well-oxygenated water with a moderate to strong current.


Goliath Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus cf. goliath)

Origin: Wild Congo
Diet: Live fish, frozen & prepared diets
Adult Size: 48″
Recommended Tank Size: 1000 gallons
Compatibility: Predator, extremely aggressive towards most tankmates. May attack and kill even larger fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0 – 7.8
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Note: Unless otherwise specified, all African Tiger Fish of the genus Hydrocynus are carefully conditioned and quarantined for a minimum of 10 days before  being offered for sale. Only fish that are actively feeding and in excellent condition will be shipped. No shipping to states where this genus is restricted.

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.

Not eligible for live arrival guarantee