Royal Knifefish (Chitala blanci)

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Royal Knifefish

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Royal Knifefish

Chitala blanci

1325 Litres (350 US G.)

100-120 cm (39.4-47.2")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Notopteridae





Additional names

Royal Knifefish, Indochina Featherback, Mekong Featherback

Additional scientific names

Notopterus blanci


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

This species eats live food or other prepared meaty foods.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

This fish requires pristine water quality. It also prefers swift moving water, making high filtration necessary for this species' health.[1]

Behaviour

A large growing nocturnal predator.

Identification

These Knifefish are identical in shape to their cousin the Clown Knifefish and do have a small dorsal fin. Their flanks are deep grey with darker speckling. The belly is paler in colour.

Pictures[edit]

Videos[edit]

In a pet store tank:

References[edit]

  1. The Royal Knifefish - Chitala blanci July, 06 208 12:17 PM EST

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