“Gold” Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons ‘gold’)


A rare line bred variation of the well known Black Ghost Knifefish, the White or Gold Ghost Knife displays a unique gold base color with a variable pattern often including some black spots throughout the body. A nocturnal and generally shy fish, like all knifefish they use a weak electrical discharge to sense their surroundings and find food. Although slow growing, they can reach the impressive size of 14″ or more and tend to prey on smaller fish as they grow. Black Ghost Knifefish are intelligent, often learning to eat from their owner’s hands or even to allow themselves to be “pet” once adapted to aquarium life.



“Gold” Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons ‘gold’)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Carnivore and predator. Will usually accept protein rich frozen foods like bloodworms or mysis shrimp.
Adult Size: 14″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallon
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but can be aggressive towards other knifefish. Will eat any fish small enough to fit in its mouth.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.4
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm