Fas­ci­nat­ing Fish

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Gear & Reviews -

GLASS knife­fish the glass knife­fish is a cu­rios­ity. they swim in swift-mov­ing, deep wa­ter where plant waste builds up on the sub­strate and lit­tle light pen­e­trates. they are scale­less and sen­si­tive fish and pro­duce elec­tric sig­nals to iden­tify males from fe­males.

Sci­en­tific name: Ei­gen­man­nia virescens Ori­gin: south amer­ica: Peru, colom­bia, Venezuela, guyana,

suri­name, French guyana, Brazil and Bo­livia Habi­tat: Ponds, creeks and flood plains Size: Male to 45cm, fe­male to 20cm Tem­per­a­ture: 18-28°c Wa­ter: soft and acidic 6.0-7.0 ph, 2-12°h Feed­ing: Rarely ac­cept dried foods. Feed frozen or live black

mosquito lar­vae, blood­worm, My­sis and brineshrimp Tem­per­a­ment: Peace­ful, noc­tur­nal and very shy. Mix only with

se­date, peace­ful tank­mates and keep in groups of five or more Price: £10

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