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 ")




6.5 - 7.5

23.9-25.6°C (75 -78 °F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Dwarf Stonebasher, Baby Whale, Baby Roundhead Whale

Additional scientific names

Marcusenius castelnaui

Sexing[edit | edit source]

This fish cannot be visually sexed.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

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