Black Ghost Knifefish


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Black Ghost Knifefish  Black Ghost Knife - Apteronotus albifrons Species name: Apteronotus albifrons Synonym: Apteronotus passan , Gymnotus albifrons, Sternarchus albifrons, Sternarchus lacepedii, Sternarchus maximilliani Common Names: Black Ghost Knife Family: Apteronotidae (Ghost knifefishes) Order: Gymnotiformes (knifefishes) Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Max. size: 50 cm / 20 inches Environment: freshwater Origin: South America. Venezuela to Paraguay, Paraná rivers and the Amazonas Basin of Peru Temperament: Somewhat aggressive. Company: Can be kept in a community aquarium with other calm species that are to big to be swallowed. Water parameters: pH 6.0-8.0, temperature 23-28°C / 73-82° F Aquarium setup: This species requires a very large well planted aquarium. It is best not to keep more then one of these fishes together in one aquarium. The aquarium should be decorated with a lot of narrow hiding places among rotes, rocks and plants and a small stoned substrate. Floating plants should be used to dim the lighting. Feeding: Accepts most kinds of live and frozen food. Most specimens can be trained to accept pellets. Breeding: unknown

SKU: 10105

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