Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Fish
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-17-2012, 03:10 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
24,544 posts, read 56,369,247 times
Reputation: 11862

Advertisements

Peters' elephantnose fish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Used to have one I called 'Snuffles', used to bully all the other fish in the tank (it was a community tank) but had a lot of personality. When he/she wasn't harassing the others (it was probably wrong of me to let Snuffles bother them too long, as a couple died of stress ) Snuffles would hide in a hollow log, or in the plants. My elephant nose used to enjoy almost anything: most bloodworms and brine shrimps, but would also take flakes. I read in several aquarium books that they generally do not take flakes but I guess Snuffles wasn't too fussy.

After his/her death, I mounted Snuffle's dead body on the wall. Had to take it down because it was attracting spiders!

Anyone else kept 'em/had experiences keeping them?

Once I had this fanciful idea of buying a group and trying to breed them. As far as I know it's never been done in captivity before. Mormyrids are fascinating fish.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-17-2012, 06:47 AM
 
5,064 posts, read 15,971,624 times
Reputation: 3581
I was looking at one just last week, and wondering about them. They look like cool fish, I've never had one. I had to laugh that you mounted yours though, eww, and it attracted spiders?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Fish
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top