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Elephant Nose

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(Gnathonemus petersii)

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The Elephant Nose is an interesting fish that originates from the Niger River and its tributaries in Western Africa.

Its body is mostly black and is irregularly shaped with a long narrow tail and nose in which it uses to forage for food. It possesses a weak electrical organ at the caudal peduncles which is used to locate food.

It requires a minimum of a 200 litre aquarium with good water conditions. It is generally timid and reclusive, preferring a fine-gravel-bottom aquarium with plenty of plants and rocks for hiding places where it can find refuge from the light.

To better appreciate this fish, many hobbyists will purchase a ghost tube, a clear plastic tube that facilitates viewing during the day.

Once accustomed to its surroundings, the Elephant Nose can become incredibly tame and trusting to the point of being hand-held. It does well with other, larger species of a peaceful nature, but may be aggressive towards those of similar or smaller size.

The Elephant Nose is carnivorous and will eat many types of meaty foods including; blood worms, chopped earthworms, brine shrimp, flake and pellet foods as well as an array of frozen meaty foods.

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