Prehistoric Monster Fish (Thalassophryne amazonica)

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Prehistoric Monster Fish

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Prehistoric Monster Fish

Thalassophryne amazonica

114 Litres (30 US G.)

10.2-15.2cm (4-6 ")




6.0 - 7.5

23.9-27.8°C (75 -82 °F)

0-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-15 years



Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Sits for most of the day at the bottom of the tank, mostly buried in the tank substratum. Will eat fish that swim directly overhead.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Live foods such as small feeder fish or larger shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Every second to third day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A true freshwater species that requires a softer sandy substrate.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Very inactive but can be very predatory.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Very similar to other 'freshwater stonefish' species, you wil have to check the ID with the source of the fish from the supplier.

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