Category: Salt Water
Facts about Asian Sea bass fish, "Scientific name for Asian Seabass fish is Lates calcarifer". The Asian Sea bass fish is commonly referred to as the barramundi and sometimes internationally referred to as the Asian Seabass and the Australian Seabass. In some parts of the world, the barramundi is known to as the Giant Perch, Palmer, Cockup, Bekti, Nairfish and the Silver barramundi. The Asian Sea bass fish originates from the salty waters of the Northern Australia up to Southeast Asia. All barramundi are born male and turn into female at the age of three to four years. The Asian Sea bass fish belongs to the species catadromous in the fish family Latidae.
The Asian Sea bass fish has a large mouth with the jaw extending well behind the eyes. The body is elongated and the operculum has small spines. The Asian Sea bass fish has large silver scales although they may be darker or lighter depending on the aquarium environment of the fish. Generally Asian Sea bass fish are quite large as their bodies can reach extremely long lengths, of approximately six feet (1.82 meters) with weights of 132 pounds (60 kilograms).
The Asian Sea bass fish is common in aquariums. However, the process applies to only the smaller juveniles. The smaller juveniles are very entertaining during their feeding periods. Unfortunately, the Asian Sea bass fish develops too fast and therefore requires to be kept in tank aquariums of over five hundred gallons (1892 liters). In spite of the Asian Sea bass fish’s noticeably large size, it can be very tame in aquariums. However, it does not mean that the Asian Sea bass fishis docile as slightest aggressiveness can be noted with the fish.
Since the Australian Sea bass fish can develop to relatively large sizes, the fish feeds on relative large range of foods which include molluscs, crustaceans and smaller fish which including those of its own species. The juveniles feed on zooplanktons. It is important to note that the feeding reflex of the Australian Sea bass is quite violent and spontaneous; therefore, it is necessary to consider the type of fish tank mates since small fish can be easily swallowed by the Sea bass.