Baby Whale or Whale-Faced Marcusenius

Latin Name

Brienomyrus brachyistius

pH Value

6.8

Water Temperature

74-80 deg. F

Size

4"

Breeding

Egg Layers

Feeding

Live Foods and some Frozen foods.

Notes

They do best with only one in a tank. Can grow very large.

Lighting

Prefers total darkness.

Temperament

Peaceful, a very good community fish. Best in tanks greater than 35 gallons. It will eat smaller inhabitants.

Comments

A very beautiful fish to look at, not seen in every aquarium. They are primarily nocturnal and will come out for late night feedings. They prefer to have plenty of plants or rockeries to hide in during the day. Extremely peaceful, but not a fish for beginners.