Common Name: Black Ghost Knifefish.
Species: Apteronotus albifrons.
Habitat: South America: Venezuela to Paraguay and Paraná rivers. Also in the Amazon Basin of Peru. Occurs in rapidly flowing waters of creeks with a sandy bottom.
Potential Size: 50cm.
Social Behaviour: Although timid they are aggressive to their own kind but can be housed with other large peaceful fish such as Angelfish, Discus and Gourami. Nocturnal.
Food: A micropredator. Much of its natural diet is insect larvae. Besides live foods, you should offer various frozen, freeze-dried, and pellet foods.