does anyone know about this fish?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by LadyBug82, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. L

    LadyBug82 Valued Member Member

    has anyone have or have experience with this fish Soldier Croaker - Nibea soldado? or know if there compatible with any fish?
     
  2. Landozer18

    Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    Never heard of it sorry Do you know if its a discus gourami tetra ect?
     
  3. OP
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    L

    LadyBug82 Valued Member Member





  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    It looks like a salt water croaker.
     
  5. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    Apparently it starts its life off in brackish and then moves in to rivers. I found a little info on it.   I guess they eat it in Asia.
     
  6. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    First one is the fish in question, pic taken from the fishbase link. The second is an atlantic croaker, a common salt water game fish.
     

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  7. e_watson09

    e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    I thought it was a saltwater fish as well. That's what I catch off the coast of north carolina in the summers.
     
  8. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    hardheads :)
     
  9. TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    Yum!!!
    Dinner.... we catch those all summer.

    Really not sure what species the OP is showing but it does look like our Atlantic Croakers.

    If closely related, they do get rather large....we get them up to 16 and 22 inches.....and they they get larger than that.
     
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  10. Landozer18

    Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    all that said I think you need a big tank


    :;smack
     
  11. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes i am quite familiar with this fish, where i am we call it lunch.
     
  12. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    This is not the same as the Atlantic version.
     
  13. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Yep definitely food fish. But many of our aquarium fish start out as food fish. but needless to say will get to be a huge fish.
     
     
  14. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Dg are food fish. Fact. As are Oscars(taste much like bass imo) and Plecos.
     
  15. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Clown Loaches were food fish until they made more money being sold as aquarium fish. I imagine there are still some who still use them as such.
    carol
     
  16. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    I think most of our loach, eel and gourami population are food. DG are sundried into chips, oscar is prepared like pan fish and plecos are scraped out.
     
  17. l

    luke355027355027 Well Known Member Member

    All I know is hardhead are one of the best fish to fry
     
  18. Landozer18

    Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    Trout!
     




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