I don’t have as many stripes as a tiger but I'm just as fierce – in water, of course!
waiting to ambush my prey
the pollution in the Tonlé Sap lake
About Indonesian tiger – Tigerfish
Scientific name :
Common name :
Indonesian tiger datnoid
Native to :
Thailand, Cambodia, Sumatra, Borneo
Conservation status :
it tolerates a certain salinity in the water in which it lives but it’s an anadromous fish which must return to freshwater to reproduce.
this predator eats smaller fish which it “inhales” with its protrusible mouth (its mouth protrudes from its jaw to catch its prey)
this fish is territorial and very aggressive towards other species. It likes to hide under wood which is underwater or floating on the surface; it swims sideways like a drifting dead leaf to get closer to the smaller fish it eats, without attracting any attention.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
reticulated python pool