The African tigerfish is a medium-sized fish. It’s native to Africa but it can be found in other regions. It is also known as the sand tiger, or spotted tigre. It is a member of the same family as the barbs and has an elongated body with a prominent dorsal fin and a forked tail. It has large scales that are dark brown or black with yellow spots on the upper body and sides. The belly is white with two rows of blue-green spots above each scale row.
Tigerfish can grow up to 3 ft (1 m) long and weigh up to 14 lbs (6 kg). They have been known to jump out of water entirely when hooked by a fisherman! Their temperaments vary from one individual fish to another: some are very aggressive while others are much less so. Some experts say that this species should not be kept in captivity due to its aggressive nature; however, others have successfully kept them in an aquarium environment without any serious issues arising from their behavior at all.