Scientific name: Datnioides polota (formerly known as D. quadrifasciatus)
Origin: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Indian subcontinent, and New Guinea.
Maximum size: 12 inches
Care: Semi-aggressive, more aggressive towards same or similar species. Prefers clean water, pH 7.0-8.0, temperature 76-82 degrees F. Best kept in groups of 3 or more. Tankmates should be of the same or larger size as it is a predator and will eat smaller fish.
Feeding: Although often fed live fish, this species can be trained to accept shrimp, krill, frozen brine shrimp, beefheart, earthworms, and even Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets.
Sexing and breeding:Never bred in captivity.