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Black Ghost Knife 6cm (Apteronotus albifrons)

Apteronotus albifrons
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The Black Ghost Knifefish is a member of the Apteronotidae family and the speckled knifefish group. It is considered a true bony fish. When properly cared for, the Black Ghost Knifefish can reach well over one foot in length. It possesses a weak electrical organ at the caudal peduncles which is used to locate food.

It requires a minimum of a 400ltr tank with excellent filtration. It is generally timid and reclusive, preferring a fine-gravel-bottom aquarium with plenty of roots and rocks for hiding places, as well as subdued to dark lighting. To better appreciate this fish, many hobbyists will purchase a "ghost tube," a clear plastic tube that facilitates viewing during the day. Once accustomed to its surroundings, the Black Ghost Knifefish can become incredibly tame and trusting to the point of being hand-held. It does well with other, larger species of a peaceful nature, but may be aggressive towards those of similar or smaller size.

Diet:
Carnivorous, the Black Ghost Knifefish will eat all types of live foods including meat, chopped earthworms, as well as frozen and flaked foods.

Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Colour Form: Black and white
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Max Size: 20 inches
Family: Apteronotidae
Minimum Tank Size: 400ltrs
Tank Set-Up: Tropical - Freshwater
Compatibility: Medium size peaceful fish