Blunt Jawed Mormyrid (Campylomormyrus tamandua)

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The Blunt Jawed Mormyrid (Campylomormyrus tamandua) is a unique freshwater fish known for its elongated snout and specialized jaw structure. They have a cylindrical body shape with a mottled brown coloration. In terms of decor, they prefer a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and open swimming areas. 

  • SOLD SIZE:  about 1.5”
  • Origin: West and Central Africa
  • Max size: Up to 8-12 inches in length
  • Recommended tank size: Minimum 50-gallon tank for a single specimen
  • Water temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
  • Temperament: Generally peaceful, but may become aggressive during breeding or territorial disputes
  • Diet: Omnivorous, feeding on a mix of live, frozen, and dried foods such as worms, small crustaceans, and quality pellets
  • Lifespan: 5-8 years