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African Knifefish

Xenomystus nigri
SynonymsNotopterus nigri, N. nili
DistributionAngola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo.
Maximum Size30cm (11.8")
Temperature22-28 deg C (72-82 deg F)
Water ParametersWill acclimatise to a wide range of conditions. pH: 6.0-8.0, dH: up to 20 degrees.
CompatibilityCommunity of medium-sized fish. Best kept singly, as adults are very territorial with one another.

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