Indo-Pacific Tarpon (Megalops cyprinoides)


The Indo-Pacific Tarpon is a widely distributed predator found throughout the coastal regions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Although they can tolerate full marine conditions, they are more often found in fresh or brackish water habitats close to the coast. Juvenile fish are a uniform silver, but develop a distinctive red and black trim on the tail as they grow. As an open water swimmer and predator growing to a massive adult size, the Indo-Pacific Tarpon is suitable only for the largest home aquariums.


Indo-Pacific Tarpon (Megalops cyprinoides)

Origin: Wild
Locale: Southeast Asia
Diet: Fish, invertebrates, frozen & prepared diets
Adult Size: 30″+
Recommended Tank Size: 300 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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