Gnathonemus petersii

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Mormyridae
Origin : Niger, Volta, Zaire
Length : 23 cm - 9"
Min. length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
English name : Elephantnose fish
Peaceful fish to other species, but to their own species they are very intolerant.  A territory is made.  Especially during the evening and the night they are active.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones because they need hiding places.  When you use plants for decoration they should be anchored very well because the fishes like to dig in the substrate.

They prefer live food, but dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.


Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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