Dwarf Stonebasher (Pollimyrus castelnaui)

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Dwarf Stonebasher

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Dwarf Stonebasher

Pollimyrus castelnaui

170 Litres (45 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

23.9-25.6°C (75 -78 °F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Mormyridae





Additional names

Dwarf Stonebasher, Baby Whale, Baby Roundhead Whale

Additional scientific names

Marcusenius castelnaui


Origin

Sexing

This fish cannot be visually sexed.

Tank compatibility

This fish will be territorial towards it's own kind and other similar Mormyrids. Will otherwise be peaceful towards tank mates. Do not keep with with very small fish nor with aggressive fish.

Diet

Primarily insectivorous feeding on mosquito larvae, brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Fairly adaptable to water types as long as extremes are avoided. Prefers dense vegetation.

Behaviour

Identification

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