Latin Name: Gnathonemus petersii
Habitat and Motherland: The muddy rivers of moving dyke in West Africa.
Nutrition: Both carnivorous and herbivorous.
Behavioral Format: Peaceful
Behavior of Own Species: Moderate aggressive.
Sex Separation: Male protrusions are more curled than females.
Swimming Level: Base
Temperature: 22 ° C to 28 ° C
Maximum Extended Height: 20 cm.
Least Aquarium Duty: 200 liters
Water Hardness: 5 – 19 ° dH
pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Difficulty Level: 3
General Comment: Interesting looking fish. If they are weak, they produce electricity and they use this electricity to feed. Care should be taken to make the aquarium sand thin. They like light soft water, they like dim lighting in my aquarium. Peacefulness against other species can harm their own trunks, so more than one or three must be kept. The ratio of body weight to brain is bigger than human. In Germany and the United States, Elephantfish are used in the testing of drinking water. When the water quality drops, the electricity production of the fish decreases. Fast, aggressive fish should not be fed, otherwise the elephant will always be lost in the feed.