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leonard - 2010-11-16
I got 2 big fish tanks, 350 gal with too wolffish, a jack demsey, about 3 others in there too, & 75 gal wide, that holds my gymnotus knifefish or banned fish, I kinda wanna put knifefish in the big tank but I think my wolffish will kill it.

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Lorenzo - 2010-10-30
Hello, I am currently going to get a clown knife fish from my uncle(he is a breeder of this fish). I want to know if I can keep him in a 45-gallon tank-no company, just him/her and a filter/pump and of course, water. Is it also OK if I dont put any pebbles OR a small cave since I heard that they need a hiding spot since they are nocturnal. However, my uncle keeps his clown knife fishes in one of those tiled ponds in pet stores(you know, the ones that usually keeps kois or carps) and I do not see any hides. I just wanted to know.Thanks.

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Heather - 2010-08-16
I currently own 2 African Knifefish. I've had the older one for awhile and just recently bought a baby one. At first the older one would pick on the baby but now they are best buddies. The older one loves to come up to the front of the tank to greet us as we watch them & he also follows our faces/fingers. They love hand feeding. Esp live black worms, blood worms, and brine shrimp. They have many hiding places but don't go in them as much as before. The 2 fish follow each other everywhere. It's adorable! (even if the older one seems to get annoyed sometimes) lol I highly recommend these fish. They may not have much color, but they have one heck of a personality! :)

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  • debbie - 2010-10-23
    I have 2. They play. I bought a bigger one today. He hides. He is quite bigger.
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Tan Hui Chun - 2010-09-17
Can clown knife fish mix with spotted gar or alligator gar? why the clown knife fish fin (below one) become white color?

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Rameres Jr Cumba - 2010-09-02
I currently had 2 african knife fish from a few days now. They really skittish at first, but went I added a few fish with them like a ladder loach, they became more regularly seen during the daytime hours, become increase activity. Recently one had the aggressive and occasionally chasing the knife fish.

Is it possible to spawn them? I have a slim and chubby one.

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Tan Hui Chun - 2010-08-31
Can I know how to measure the size of my clown knife fish? Need to take it out of water and measure?

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Mitchell Romanowski - 2008-08-18
Hi,

I'm Mitchell Romanowski,

A couple of weeks ago I bought a black knife Goast Fish that was about 5 inches and cost about $30.

It's nocturnale\ and doesn't like light, so I made a cave for it to hide in.

When I feed the other fish, it doesn't touch the food because it doesn't want to go into the light to take the food.

A couple of days ago, I tried to hand feed it in the cave and it ate a whole cube of blood worms. The bits that it missed, the clown loaches and yoyo loaches ate.

I feed all fish including the ghost fish, brine shrimp, blood worms and high quality flake food to balance out their diets.

I've got about 15 plants, (small and big), in a large 4ft tank with lots of rock structures.

From Mitchell

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  • janine - 2010-08-18
    To mitchell romanowski. SOUNDS AWESOME
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Audrey - 2010-08-16
I currently own one Clown Knifefish. I got him when he was 3 1/2 inches and in 2 months he had grown to about 6! He is the shyest knife out of the 3 we own, & tends to let them pick on him time to time, even if they're a lot smaller. He is a hardy fish who loves to hide in his hut. He likes hand feeding frozen silver sides, black worms, and also likes hunting minnows. He's growing fast in our 75 gallon. Such a wonderful fish.

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rick - 2010-04-19
Hey guys, I have a knife fish who is very happy in my 55 gallon aquarium w/ many different species. But some of the other fish have started to get aggressive towards the other fish (not my knifefish) due to the high protein I have to feed my knife fish. I usually feed him bloodworms or brine shrimp. Any suggestions how I can feed my knife fish but keep the other fish on lower protein diets?

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  • Trent - 2010-08-09
    Yes use a turkey baster. That's how I feed mine. You just take the rubber squeeze ball end off and drop tje frozen brine or blood worms in the clear plastic part and put the rubber squeeze ball back on and suck up some aquarium water and swift it around to get it to melt and stick it in the aquarium in front of the knife fish or by it and squeeze it to feed them. I do this every time with my blood parrot fish and African brown knife fish and works very well for me.
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Jessica - 2010-03-03
My knife fish is in a 40gallon tank and I've had it for 4days now. Yesterday it formed this white skin shield over it's eyes. What does that mean? Is it going to die?

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  • Katie - 2010-03-05
    It definitely seems to have some type of illness, although I'm not sure what. You could always try a broad spectrum antibiotic.
  • martin calderon - 2010-04-05
    No all you have to do is just keep the water clean and buy a medicine that will help it heal.
  • knife fish rule - 2010-04-28
    It means your tank is too small and you should dim the lights.
  • steve - 2010-05-24
    Cold water whats temp? Will die sounds like ich-x
  • Tlaloc - 2010-07-14
    It might, but what it has is some kind of eye infection, go to a local fish store NOT PETSMART or any big chain store, they mean well but 99.9% of them haven't the faintest idea what they're doing, and it was probably caused by the stress of changing tanks.
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