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Brown ghost

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Family: Apteronotidae
Species: Apteronotus leptorhynchus
Common Name: Brown Ghost
Size: Up to 10 inches (25cm)
Min Tank Size: 55 gallons.
Habitat: South America: Guianas, Brazil and Peru; rivers of Colombia and Venezuela.
Diet: Omnivorous, will eat small fish and large flake or frozen.
Behavior: Peaceful toward other fish, can be aggressive to their own kind.
Water: Temperature 73-81°F (23-27°C) pH range: 5.8 7.5; dH range: 3 - 15
Care: Medium, reacts poorly to bad water conditions.
Communities: Good, with suitable tankmates.
Suitability: Good for the more advanced, not a novice fish.

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