Gymnotus carapo
 

82F
Explanation of the symbols

72F

Family : Gymnotidae
Origin : Central and South America
Length : 60 cm - 25"
Min. length aquarium : 300 cm - 125"
English name : Banded Knifefish
This fish is only suited for a very large aquarium.  To species of their own kind he is very aggressive and he bites a lot.  To other species he is rather peaceful.  Smaller fish are eaten.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones because they need hiding places.  The aquarium should be planted with hard plants.  They barely show up during the day, they get active during the night.

You should give them live food.  They barely accept dry food.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Aquaristik Keller


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