New Fish Tank Tips: Don’t follow the 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon of water rule. A better guide would probably be 1 inch of fish per 2 or 3 gallons of water. Use the future adult size of your fish when computing how many fish you can keep. Resist the temptation to overcrowd your tank. The more tropical fish you have the more often you will have to perform fish tank maintenance.
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Quick StatisticsTemperament: Semi-Aggressive
Native To: Central Africa
Adult Size: Up to 9″
Lighting Needs: Low
Temperature: 72-82 F
Care Level: Moderate
Tank Size: 50+ gallons
Scientific Name: Gnathonemus petersii
Nocturnal and timid, but can be territorial at times
Navigates by using a very weak electric signal
Extremely sensitive to medications and treatments with malachite green or copper
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