Family: Sternopygidae

Eigenmannia virescens

Common Name:

Translucent (Glass) knife

Size: Males to 14 inches, females to 8 inches (35cm)
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon.
Habitat: South America: Widely distributed east of the Andes from the Orinoco to the La Plata River basins
Diet: Carnivorous, live preferred but will eat anything meaty.
Behavior: Timid, Peaceful, will eat smaller fish. Keep in groups, will form a pecking order.
Water: pH 6.0 to 7.5, dH Range 2 – 15°, temperature 73-82°F (23-28°C)
Care: Medium, sensitive to water quality.
Communities: No, should be kept in a species tank.
Suitability: Not for the novice.

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