only very occasionally importations from the DR Congo appear – mainly
due to the unsatisfying flight situation. So it is highly appreciated
that we finally were able to import some specimens of the bizarre genus
Campylomormyrus that bear the common name elephant fishes. Systematics
of Campylomormyrus are rather complicated; in all probability our fish
belong to the species C. compressirostris which has been regarded as a
synonym of C. rhynchophorus for a long time. The species attains a
maximum length of about 20 cm.
conspecifics these elephant fishes are very quarrelsome. So one must
offer a lot of hiding place, if more than one specimen should be kept in
a tank. Frozen bloodworm are a proofed basic food for these fishes.
For our customers: the fish have code 109603 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer