Notopterus notopterus

Common Name:

Asian Knifefish

Size: Up to 24 inches. (60cm) smaller is more common.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons.
Habitat: Southeast Asia: Burma, India, Java, Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand.
Diet: Carnivorous, worms, fish, inverts and such.
Behavior: Peaceful, with large fish. Nocturnal in nature. Aggressive towards its own species.
Water: pH 6.0 to 6.5, dH range 2 – 12°, temperature range 75-82° F (24-28° C)
Care: Medium, needs a large tank.
Communities: Best in a species tank but can be combined with large fish.
Suitability: Not for the novice.

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