Aba Aba Knifefish

The incredible Aba Aba Knifefish is one of the largest knifefish out there, reaching lengths up to 170 cm and weighing up to 18 kg. It moves forward and backward by using the fin on its back. Keep in mind that this is an (extremely) aggressive species, because when big enough, it can even bite fingers off.

LATIN NAMESIZE
Gymnarchus niloticusUp to 170 cm in the wild, up to 120 cm in captivity
REGIONWATER CONDITIONS
Found throughout the northern half of AfricaTemperature: 23 – 28 °C
pH: 6 – 8
NOTE
Not suitable for home aquariums due to its adult size. Can only be kept alone due to its extremely territorial, aggressive behavior and its very predatory nature.

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