Notopterus notopterus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Nothopteridae
Origin : India, Thailand, Sumatra, Java
Length : 35 cm - 14"
Min. length aquarium : 250 cm - 100"
English names : Asian Knife fish, Ghost Knife fish, Bronze Featherback
This fish is rather intolerant to species of their own kind.  You should keep them alone in a large aquarium.  They are rather shy.  You should set up the aquarium with plants, driftwood, roots and stones that create a lot of hiding places.  They become active in the evening and night.  It is not a fish for beginners.

You should give them powerful live food.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Peter-Jan Taheij

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