Black African Knife Fish: African Tank Mates


Large Fish
Oct 14, 2008
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Here's what fishbase says about where they come from.

"Africa: coastal river basins in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo, Benin and Cameroon; also in the Chad, the Nile, the Congo, the Niger (Benue and Niger Delta), the Ogôoué and the Congo (Cuvette Centrale and Ubangui) basins; not found in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana nor in the upper Niger."

The link
Xenomystus nigri, African knifefish: aquarium

Really there's probably quite a few options. Congo Tetras, Kribs, African Butterflies and Striped barbs are a few that come to mind.

If you go to the fishbase mainpage there is an area where you can search by country and choose "Aquarium Trade" from the "uses" list. It might take some searching but well worth it :).