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Due to its ferocious appearance, people may be tempted to keep the African tigerfish as a pet. However, this is generally not recommended and should only be attempted by those with advanced skills in keeping . These fish can get extremely large and require at least a 2400 L tank. They do not get along well with any fish smaller than them (even of their own species) since smaller fish make up a majority of their diet. As they grow larger, these fish can become very difficult to handle. This is especially true because of their aggressive nature and sharp teeth. For these reasons, having this fish as a pet is not recommended. If someone is set on having one, they need to check their local to determine if import of this fish is legal. It is illegal to import this species into , , and .

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Though the African Tiger Fish is not necessarily aggressive, it has a big appetite. Not many species can survive in a tank with them. This fish will do best kept in a species tank.

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african tiger fish - Posts - Pet Zone Tropical Fish - San Diego, California A certain Mr Steve Koh decided to fry it and eat it. Mr Koh posted a picture of his pet Siamese Tiger fish on his dining table on Singapore Facebook hobbyist group “”

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Tyga apparently was unaware of the legal issues having to do with owning a pet tiger in the state of California and placed the tiger in a private shelter before the California Department of Fish and Wildlife got an anonymous tip. Officials then transferred the tiger to a safer facility that can house tigers. Tyga may face fines and prison time for housing an illegal animal.

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Africans would be my first choice... another option would be a silver baracuda. Be careful that the fish isn't mislabeled... they are commonly mismarked in pet stores. I will do some research over the weekend and try to get more details to help you determine proper species ID. With the baracuda, you can still see the teeth, they don't get as large (about 10-12 inches) and can be kept in a 75 gallon long term, especially if only 1 is kept in there. You'll get the same "look" as with the tiger fish, but something more suited to an aquarium.Though the African Tiger Fish is not necessarily aggressive, it has a big appetite. Not many species can survive in a tank with them. This fish will do best kept in a species tank.This fish can be kept with other similarly sized or larger, non-territorial species. However, the African Tiger Fish is less tolerant of tankmates outside its own species, so be cautious in selecting companions. In particular, very large individuals are likely to grow less tolerant of co-inhabitants.