Family: Notopteridae

Xenomystus nigri

Common Name:

African Knifefish

Size: Up to 12 inches (30cm)
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon.
Habitat: Africa: Widely distributed in the Nile, Chad, Niger, Ogowe and Congo river basins.
Diet: Carnivore, Live foods, such as small fish, worms or shrimps. Needs a varied diet to thrive.
Behavior: Predator, will eat small fish. Aggressive to its’ own kind when mature.
Water: pH 6.0 – 8.0, temperature range, 73-82°F (23-28°C), dH range: 5 – 19
Care: Medium, needs a varied Diet.
Communities: Good, with peaceful fish its’ own size or larger.
Suitability: Not for the novice.

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