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Knifefish – Banded Knifefish



Synonyms:  Gymnotus carapos, G. fasciatus

Max Size/Length: To 24″ (61 cm)
Native to: throughout Central and South America. Ranges from Guatemala south to the Rio de la Plata.
pH: 6-7.5 (6.9)
dH: 4-18 (8)
Temp: 73-82°F (22-28°C)

This species is peaceful towards non-swallow-able tank mates with dissimilar body characteristics. Combine with medium to large sized fishes that will not nip fins.  Suggested companions would be fish like Eartheaters (Geophagus), Pacu, Arowana, Leporinus, Acara, Cichlasomines, Cats, Loricarids.

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