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Elephantnose Fish Gnathonemus petersii

Category: Knife Fish & Mormyrids

Size: 8-10cm

Price: £12.95 each

Discount: Buy 3 or more Elephantnose Fish Gnathonemus petersii and get 5% off!!

Stock: Temporarily out of stock



Elephant fish are a shy species that should always be kept in groups. Feed plenty of live and frozen foods.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 3 or more Elephantnose Fish Gnathonemus petersii and get 5% off!!
Size: 8-10cm

Gnathonemus petersii (Elephantnose Fish)

This fish is widely available in fish shops. They are very interesting fish to keep, but can be a little delicate and will not tolerate poor water quality. Keep in a dimly lit tank with plenty of hiding places. A sand substrate is best because they can then hunt for food without damaging their sensitive snout. Will take most aquarium foods, including frozen and possibly flake. Live foods will also be very beneficial.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Can be territorial towards their own species. Nocturnal species which emits tiny electric pulses.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Cameroon, Nigeria and the Congo
Temperature 23-27C
Size Around 23cm
Water Parameters Soft and slightly acidic conditions are preferred.
Water PH 6.0-7.0