Family: Mormyridae

Petrocephalus bovei bovei

Common Name:

Baby Whale

Size: Up to 4.5 inches (11cm)
Min Tank Size: 20 to 30 gallons.
Habitat: Africa: Chad, Niger, Volta, Gambia and Senegal river basins, also the lower Nile.
Diet: Carnivorous, small live food. Does not usually take any flake or frozen.
Behavior: Peaceful. Keep singly.
Water: pH 6.,0 to 8.0, dH range 4 – 18°, temperature range 77-84° F (25-29°C)
Care: Hard, mostly to feeding difficulties.
Communities: OK, only one per tank due to their electrical discharge.
Suitability: Not for the novice. Best for species tank.

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