Black Ghost Knife Fish – Apteronotus albifrons
The Black Knife fish should not be mistaken for Indian and African knife fish. It is a really interesting fish to watch that prefers subdued lighting as it is quite shy. These fish are truely majestic to watch. They love to spend their time amungst rocks are pots so certainly require plenty of hiding places.
Adult Length: 50cm
Temperature Range 23-28 C
pH Range: 6.5-7.5
Special Requirements: Need a smooth substrate as they will spend most of their time on the bottom. Susceptible to high Nitrate.
Tanks Mates: They are semi-aggressive so tank mates should be robust enough to handle a bit of a tussle on occassion. They will also eat anything that fits in their mouths.
Feeding: . Carnivores, they will eat virtually anything that they can get in their mouths. They love snails and shrimps but will take any quality pellet.