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A Tiger fish trophy fish mount from Gray Taxidermy is handcrafted in the U.S. We combine over fifty years of experience and skilled craftsmanship to ensure that your custom trophy mount exceeds your expectations of what a perfect custom fish mount should look like.
Our skilled artists take pride in capturing the rich beauty and realism of nature that each unique marine species bring.
A fish mount from Gray Taxidermy will capture and commemorate a memory of a life time. We are able to transform raw materials into the ultimate representation of an angler's most notable achievement.
Great attention to detail and true craftsmanship is our motto while we continue to serve customers around the world. Gray Taxidermy goes to great lengths to ensure the precise color and characteristics are resembled in your custom fish mount.
Before leaving our facility, each custom fish mount is thoroughly inspected to ensure our goal of 100% customer satisfaction.
If you want to complete your trophy wall with a unique action scene by adding baitfish along your mount, we have a variety of baitfish mounts to choose from.
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- Details: Fired-Enamel Glass Eye
- Product Options: Wood Plaque, Custom Base, 360°
Scientific Name: Hydrocynus vittatus
Size: It grows to an impressive size, reaching up to about 3-1/2 feet (105 cm) in length and weighing over 60 pounds, though it usually won't get much longer than about 30 inches (75 cm)
Location & Habitat: Tigerfish current range includes the U.S., South Africa, Europe, Guam, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The original range of the largemouth bass is most of the eastern half of the United States, however it is now found generally in the majority of the United States, including swamps, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, creeks and large rivers. The bass can even be found in estuaries. It prefers weedy oxbows and clears floodplain lakes. Since it is generally a warm water fish, it is found at depths of more than 18.8 feet.
Description: The African Tiger Fish Hydrocynus vittatus is an unusual looking characin. This fish is best described by its scientific name. The term hydrocynus means "water dog" and the term vittatus means "striped", so what you have is a "striped waterdog". It is a big ferocious fish with rows of large iridescent silvery scales, sometimes with a golden cast. Other common names for it are Tiger Fish, Tiger Characin, Ndweshi, African Tigerfish, and Tiervis.
One look at those teeth lets you know that the African Tiger Fish is a voracious predator. They are related to the Piranha, but get much larger. They can use those huge teeth to chop large fish into bite sized pieces. The size alone limits who will able to keep one as they would need an aquarium of 650 gallons and upwards of a 1000 gallons or more. This fish is best suited for a public aquarium or for the most experienced fish keepers with the space and financial ability to care for these giants. The African Tigerfish is not actually hard to care for as far as getting the water right, nor getting them to eat. They just get real big and eat a lot.
Fish Molding Process
We have and continue to travel the world to make our one of a kind molds as they are a vital part in order to handcraft the most popular fish mounts on the market. Our patented molds are then used to create the various fish models from which we can reproduce the life-like fish trophy mounts.
We do not extend, shorten or modify an existing model to fulfill an order. Instead we use one of the over 10,000 models of various sizes and species available. And we can ofcourse customize the mount to fulfill your needs and we are confident that we can build your custom fish mount regardless of inch increment or fish species.
We build one fish at a time to match the length, girth, and all of the specific characteristics and details only YOUR FISH displays. [Complete Molding Process]