Back by Popular Demand are our Peter Elephant Nose Fish
Only £12.50 each or 3 For £30.00
Scientific Name – Gnathonemus petersii
Common Names – Elephantnose Fish, Peter’s Elephant
Care Level – Medium. This fish needs a Mature tank and should not be considered otherwise. The fish is scaleless and will be intolerant to some medication.
Size – up to 53 cm (wild)
pH – 6 to 7.2
Temperature – 73-82*F (23-28*C)
Lifespan – 6-10 years
Origin / Habitat – They are native to the slow, murky waters of Africa, mainly around Niger.
Temperament / Behavior – Peaceful, but cannot be kept in pairs because the weaker one will be harassed. If you want to keep them in groups, they need to be in 3 or more, so the aggression will be spread out.
Elephantnose Fish Tank Mates – Anything peaceful, Tetras, Angelfish, Gouramis Etc, .
Breeding – Very difficult to breed in captivity.
Feeding / Diet – They are Mostly scavengers, who sense food with their nose, then bring it to their mouth, much like a real elephant, except that the mouth is above the trunk, rather than below. They love bloodwormsand Brine shrimp, but will rarely accept flakes.
Gender – Impossible to tell without dissection.