does anyone know about this fish?

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

  1. LadyBug82Valued MemberMember

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

  2. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

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

  3. LadyBug82Valued MemberMember

      here is a pic of the fish but has no bio on it.

  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    It looks like a salt water croaker.
  5. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    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. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    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_watson09Well Known MemberMember

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

    hardheads :)
  9. TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  10. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

    all that said I think you need a big tank

  11. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

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

    This is not the same as the Atlantic version.
  13. ButterflyModeratorModerator 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. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Dg are food fish. Fact. As are Oscars(taste much like bass imo) and Plecos.
  15. ButterflyModeratorModerator 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.
  16. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    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. luke355027355027Well Known MemberMember

    All I know is hardhead are one of the best fish to fry
  18. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember


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