How Hardy are mormyrids?
In aquariums, they’ve proven hardy toward a wide range of chemical conditions. A note re water treatment for their use: do treat all such water, and ideally store it for a week or so ahead of use. Mormyrids are quite sensitive to the biocides used in disinfecting mains/tapwater.
Can mormyrids live with Ich?
As previously hinted, Mormyrids are intolerant of what passes as “fish medicines”. Copper, formalin, dyes, salts are often deadly toxic to them. Unfortunately the group is susceptible to the typical external parasites of pet-fishes like ich. What to do? Prevention, good handling, maintenance practices are best.
What do mormyrids eat?
Foods/Feeding/Nutrition: In the wild most mormyrids (of the size, type used as aquarium specimens) consume small crustaceans, insect larvae, worms found on/in the substrate, using their labile mouth/jaws and “noses” to find and root out same.
How to keep Mormyridae in captivity?
Prevention, good handling, maintenance practices are best. Elevated temperature is often efficacious. Conclusion: I can see some of you shaking your heads on reading this brief coverage of the Mormyridae and their “use” in captive systems. “He says that these species aren’t difficult to keep, then gives a litany of their needs, challenges…”.
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1. Others – Mormyridae
FOOD : Live; Tubifex , other worms, insect larvae , Artemia; … The Worm-jawed Mormyrid prefers large, shallow tank having peat filtration. WATER : pH 6.0-7.5 (6.8); 5-20 dH (6); 73-82F (23-28C) SB : A species that is territorial and aggressive towards similar species although peaceful towards different large species. Do not combine with small …
2. The Elephantfishes, family Mormyridae, In Aquariums
These fishes live near the bottom in muddy settings and among densely planted regions. You can replicate these qualities in your setting for them. Diminished light, plenty of cover/decor, and live plantings.
3. Mormyrid – Baby Whale – Arizona Aquatic Gardens
aka: Whale-Faced Marcusenius. Syn: Brienomyrus brachyistius. Family: Mormyridae. Native to: Africa; West Africa. Main Ecosystem: River. Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful; can …
4. How to build mormyrid fish traps – African weakly electric fishes
Form a funnel by bending the straight edges together. Match the size of the funnel to the trap cylinder before affixing zip ties to hold the funnel shape in place. Then join the funnel to the cylinder by affixing zip ties along perimeter of the funnel. Make sure not to leave gaps big enough for fish to slip through.
5. “Baby dolphin” mormyrid — my dream fish. Advice?
Oct 14, 2020 · Phoenix,AZ. Oct 13, 2020. #5. MormyridLover said: Please be kind as I’m new to everything. My only experience with tanks is my small ten gallon which I’ve had for about a year. I think I’ve been successful with it. This isn’t something I’m going to do on a whim as I want to be prepared and do my research, but my dream fish is a “baby dolphin …
6. FAQs on Mormyrid Fishes Foods/Feeding/Nutrition – Wetwebmedia
The substrate is pool filter sand, temp is 77 – 78, kH is 6, pH is 7.4, and the tank has lots of plants (real and fake) and caves so he’ll feel safe. I feed flake food for the Congo Tetras, bloodworms, brine shrimp, and Mysis shrimp for the Elephant Nose, and algae wafers for the Pleco. The Congo Tetras eat from the top or mid-range of the tank …
7. The Rare Freshwater Dolphin Fish – Your Guide To Everything Animal
Jul 23, 2014 · The Freshwater Dolphin Fish is a rare fish in the trade and nearly impossible to properly ID. There are a few different species under this common name and their personalities vary slightly. A few species are Mormyrus Longirosis, Mormyrus Kannume, Mormyrus Lacerda, Mormyrus Rume, and Mormyrus Tapirus. While some may be more outgoing than others …
8. Dolphin Mormyrid/Morymus? | MonsterFishKeepers.com
Feb 11, 2017 · Mormyrid Sticky: Family: Mormyridae Origin: African Lakes and River Systems Care Level: Advanced/Difficult Environment: A soft sandy substrate is a must, as they forage for food and will cut their faces on sharper gravel. Hiding spots, caves, tubes, and floating cover will make them more comfortable as well.
9. Baby whale fish (Brienomyrus brachyistius) | Ultimate Care Guide
Jun 05, 2021 · They are mainly found in West African river streams. In the wild, they live under root mats, dense floating vegetation, or live along the edge of the river. They mainly inhabit the benthic water column of the river. But in captivity, they show quite different behavior. In the aquarium, they like to live alone. Thus, do not put two baby fish together.
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