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Description of goliath fish, habitat features and content

One of the most unusual freshwater inhabitants is the goliath fish. She rightfully earned the name “river monster”, since its appearance can only cause fear and horror.

To keep such a fish in a home aquarium is almost impossible, but it is often bred in zoos and exhibition aquariums.

Goliath has 32 teeth resembling fangs.

An adult individual in length can reach 150 cm, and its weight varies from 45 to 50 kg. At the same time, males are much larger than females.

Such dimensions are possessed by specimens living in the wild. Aquarium inhabitants of this species rarely exceed 75 cm in length.

Life expectancy is from 12 to 15 years.

The goliath tiger fish has an oblong body with rather strong muscles and fins of the pointed form, but the greatest interest is caused not by the body itself, but by the head of the tiger goliath. It has a large size and a large mouth with sharp teeth.

On the upper and lower jaws, there are 8 teeth each, shaped like fangs. Their main purpose is not to chew food, but to catch the victim.

Throughout a lifetime, teeth may fall out several times, but new ones always grow in return for old ones.

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The large goliath tiger fish was first described in 1861. The main habitat is considered the entire territory of Africa. Most often this species can be found in rivers:

And also fish is found in Lake Tanganyika. Tiger fish goliath prefers to choose large ponds for life.

Inhabits in flocks with their relatives and similar predators.

In Africa, goliath fishing is extremely popular with both locals and tourists. For the latter, this is more entertainment than thirst for profit.

The appearance of the fish is goliath awesome.

Goliath, which is also called hydrocin, can be contained in an aquarium. For home aquarium, they are not suitable solely because of the large size and the need for large quantities of food.

You can keep young individuals, given the fact that as they grow they will have to get rid of.

It does not take much to keep in an aquarium, as these fish are unpretentious. There will be no problems in feeding either, since the giraff terapon belongs to the category of omnivorous fish. In the aquarium, fish fillets are suitable as food., small fish, shrimp and minced.

The only requirement is that the diet should be balanced.

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