Needle Fin Eater (Belonophago tinanti)
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Needle Fin Eater
132 Litres (35 US G.)
10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")
5.8 - 7.0
24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found in Stanley Pool (in the Congo basin) and Ubangi River in Africa.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to visually sex.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- This fish is a predator so is best kept with larger bottom dwelling fish. Smaller fish may be eaten and larger mid-top dwelling fish may be fin-nipped.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most meaty foods such as bloodworm and brine shrimp. May or may not be weaned on to pellets and flake.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- A long tank with ample open swimming space but without very bright lights. The lid should be secure with no holes as this fish may jump.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- An agile slender predatory fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This fish is very elongated and slender with a long pointed beak-like snout. It is yellow in base colour with a thick bold dark grey/black line running from the eye through to the caudal peduncle. The base of the caudal fin is red in colour. The fins are otherwise translucent.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )