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Tigerfish Robert <John> I came across your Tigerfish article on Wetwebmedia. I've kept both of the common Tigerfish species. I currently have a microlepis. I've had him for approx. 8 years now. He is in a 135 gallon tank and is currently close to 16 inches. I can never seem to find much info. on these species do you know of any articles on these fish? <Just the ones listed on WWM's articles> I find the microlepis to be a more aggressive species than the quadrifasciatus. But this probably can differ between individuals. Do you have any anecdotal info on this fish relating to behavior. Thanks John Anzalone <This is the more outgoing member of the genus by far. Much more likely to take up predatory seeking of live food items, stalk other fishes in its system. Bob Fenner>

Re: Datnoides campbelli Dear Bob, Thanks for your reply, i really appreciate it, i found these pics of the campbelli....not authenticated, but who knows, thought you might want them...there's a juvenile and an adult...hope you like them.....searched for hours and hours...not the same one that i had but pretty close...take care and if and when you're in bay area please let me know so we can get acquainted.... <Will do so my friend. Bob Fenner> Ken Le Seven Seas Int'l P.S. I found these pictures on a Korean website and also a Japanese site. also wondering if you know of any fisheries overseas that are exporting fly river turtles....i'm interested in breeding them....that would be so cool to see little ones swimming around....thanks again for you time! <Oh! no to knowing much of anything re the turtles, and the second fish, does look like a microlepis. Bob F

Datnoides (Coius) campbelli Dear Bob, I'm a retail store owner that happen to know of you and just incidentally came across your email addy, and was wondering if you had some time to direct me to the closest wholesaler or fishery over seas so that I can get my hands on some Datnoides Campbelli and if you could, please send me a picture of them....i know of one picture but i''ve actually lost it...how dreadful....so if you could please help that would be abundantly appreciated.  <Mmm, even Fishbase.org (http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=27022&genusname=Coius&speciesname=campbelli) and Google don't have pix... I've unfortunately never seen the species... And don't know of anyone who collects freshwater in the industry from its home range in Papua NG...> I wish i could have met you when you were here last in the monterey peninsula... <Ah, a shame. We shall meet at a later time, place> Best Regards, Ken Le Seven Seas Int'l P.S. Thanks for all your time in reading this and your efforts...!!! <You are welcome my friend. Bob Fenner>

Tiger datnioides Hi there, <Hello> I've read your article on datnioides at http://www.wetwebmedia.com/siamtigfish.htm and wish to seek your advice on the various kinds of datniodes. <Okay> You mention that there are altogether 5 different species. Are they Coius campbelli, Coius microlepis, Coius quadrifasciatus, Coius undecimradiatus, Nandus nandus or Coius pulcher? <All but Nandus nandus... Coius nandus is a nomen nudum> Do you know any info on Nandus nandus or Coius pulcher? Seem to be unable to find any info on them anywhere. <Do take a look under the genus name on fishbase.org: http://www.fishbase.org/NomenClature/ScientificNameS Do you agree with those names? <Mmm, yes... as common names they're acceptable> Why are there american, northern thailand tigers? <Don't know... all originate in the Orient. Bob Fenner>

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