Marcusenius brachyistius

Common Names: Baby Whale
Whale-Faced Marcusenius
Synonyms: Brienomyrus brachyistius
Family: Mormyridae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Africa; West Africa
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful; can be kept with smaller fish.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Small livefoods preferred, but will also eat freeze-dried and frozen foods. Large, well-planted aquarium. Needs daytime hiding places and fine gravel or sand.
6.3 - 7.4
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
2 dH - 18 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7cm (2.8")
Female: 7cm (2.8")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Nocturnal; Nocturnal
Gender: Not possible to determine from external features.
Breeding: Not bred in captivity.
Comments: Has a weak electrical organ that it uses to find its way around the murky waters of it's natural habitat and to communicate with each other.
Main Colours: Brown
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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