The Black Ghost Knifefish is one of the most popular Knifefish. It was originally known as Gymnotus albifrons and Apteronotus passan. But today this fish is known as Apteronotus albifrons.
Other common names which it is known by include the Apteronotid eel and the Black Knife.
An interesting story about this fish is one which is told by South American tribes. It is believed among the tribes that live in the Amazonian jungle, that the souls of the dead inhabit these fish.
The common name of this fish, the Ghost Knifefish comes from these stories.
As they are quite a shy fish, they appreciate a tank with many hiding places. Smooth rocks and plants are must-have features for them in your aquarium.
Remember, this is a scaleless fish so you should provide a fine substrate to avoid injuries – use sand or a very fine gravel mix. The tank should have low lighting with a strong to moderate water current.
As the water in their natural environment is quite murky, they are tolerant to a range of water conditions. However, the best water parameters to allow your fish to easily settle are a temperature of 73.0-82.0°F, a pH range of 6.0-8.0 and a hardness of 5-19 dGH.
|Color Form:||Black and white|
|Minimum Tank Size:||100 gallons|
|Compatibility:||Medium size peaceful fish|
Standard, 3-7 working day(s)