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Family: Notopteridae

Chitala blanci

Common Name:

Royal Knife Fish

Size: Up to 48 inches (122cm)
Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing. It is unfair to subject any animal to less than ideal living conditions.
Habitat: Asia: Mekong river basin in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon for young, 150+ or public aquarium for adults.
Diet: Omnivorous, live preferred but will eat anything meaty.
Behavior: Belligerent, Should be kept alone.
Water: pH 5.5 to 7.0, dH range 2-10° dH, temperature range of 75 to 80°F (20-28°C)
Care: Medium
Communities: Cannot be kept with smaller fish. Best in a species tank.
Suitability: Poor, grows to large for most home aquaria.

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