ELEPHANT FISH: The definite guide for Elephant fishes – Mormyridae. Part 3

By Heiko Bleher

Since the mouth of most Elephant fishes (especially the aquarium-kept species) is small, with few weak teeth, their food should be suitable for this characteristic. In nature, most Elephant fishes feed on aquatic insects, their larvae, and snails (the very large ones, mainly described and shown in Part 2), but they can feed on fishes, as well. In aquaria, it would be perfect to give them Rotifera (rotifers), Cladocera (water fleas), and Copepoda. However, one must feed them well and with a variety of foods…

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