Ghost Knife Fish - (No Online Purchases)

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Black Ghost Knife Fish - In Store Pick Up Only

Black Ghost Knife Fish have an interesting swimming action and a mysterious fish often looking to hide in caves and a nocturnal prowler.

Scientific Name
  • Apteronotus albifrons

  • Description:


    Amazon River basin, generally in fast flowing waters of rivers and streams with a sandy bottom.

    Maximum Size and Longevity

    It can reach 60 cm in the right conditions and can live more than 7 years given the right conditions.

    Water Quality

    Enjoys soft neutral to slightly acidic water:

  • Temperature: 23oC - 28oC
  • pH: 6.5- 7.5
  • General Hardness less than 200ppm

  • Feeding
  • Black Ghost Knife Fish are carnivorous and eat insects, small crustaceans and fish in the wild.
  • For this reason, they enjoy a mixture of live foods such as Daphnia, Brine Shrimp, meaty frozen foods, worms and feeder fish.
  • They will also eat small pellets, peas, earthworms and frozen community fish foods.

  • Compatibility

    It is a peaceful fish that needs peaceful community tank mates.

    It is best not to keep them with small fish(<4cm) as they are predatory.

    Black Ghost Knife Fish should not be kept with their own species as they will show aggressiveness to their own kind in a small tank.

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