African Elephant Nose
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Ancient Fish » African Elephant Nose

African Elephant Nose

This is a discussion on African Elephant Nose within the Ancient Fish forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I've had my African Elephant Nose fish ("Ralph") for about a month now. I've been feeding him frozen brine shrimp. There are two gold ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
African Butterfly Fish
African Butterfly Fish
African Butterfly Fish
African Butterfly Fish
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
African Elephant Nose
Old 09-13-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
 
Tracy's Avatar
 
African Elephant Nose

I've had my African Elephant Nose fish ("Ralph") for about a month now. I've been feeding him frozen brine shrimp. There are two gold gouramis living in the tank (25 gallon) with him. The tank has lots of plants, and a rock cave for him to hide in. All I really know about him is that he is nocturnal and very shy. He looks like a like a little dolphin (or humming bird!) Just wondering if anyone has any more information about this facsinating species. (sorry for my typos).
Tracy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Elephant-nose tend to live in murky areas in their wild habitat and use electric pulse they generate to search for food. They are also blind hence the availability of their ability to use electric pulses to search for food.
They are not to be kept with very inquisitive fish and other bottom dwellers as those fish will only be annoyed by the Elephant nose's electric pulses.
They also reach 20 cm max size.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
 
Tracy's Avatar
 
They're blind?
Tracy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 04:52 PM   #4
 
girlofgod's Avatar
 
i wanna see a pic!

bri
girlofgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 06:46 PM   #5
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue_gourami45
They're blind?
Let's just say "poor sight". It is because in the wild they live only in murky areas. If you notice fish living in murky areas, a majority are blind or have poor sight and will not tolerate bright lights. They will appreciate plenty of cover though.

Good luck.:D
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 11:43 PM   #6
 
Tracy's Avatar
 
Thanks Blue :) . Yes, I figured he has limited eye sight, and you're right about having subdued lighting. I use a blue light and actually block part of the light as well so it is very dim.

Girlofgod, I would love to show you a photo but he is very difficult to photograph -- he's very shy and then with the poor lighting in the aquarium I'm afraid that all you'll see is my camera's flash :( You can do a 'Google' search for African Elephant Nose, though, there are some good photos there. I think he's a very interesting fish and am enjoying him very much. :)
Tracy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
elephant nose and knife fish MoneyMitch Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 08-25-2009 11:56 AM
Elephant Nose Knife Fish BettaMom Ancient Fish 4 05-04-2009 05:15 AM
Elephant Nose - couple of questions AussieTimmeh Ancient Fish 0 03-25-2009 02:05 AM
rummy-nose Mirta Characins 3 11-17-2007 05:59 PM
long nosed elephant fish Enzo Ancient Fish 3 06-03-2007 06:57 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.