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mckenna - 2009-12-02
I have a 350 gallon tank with a small amount of fish. I have 3 dragon gobies that seem very timid and 3 ghost fish that only come out at night. I'm very fond of this type of fish but am having trouble finding out other types of fish to put in it. My oscars and parrots oddly get along great. I need some suggestions on other fish that will get along to put in my tank.

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Koop - 2009-10-10
Woah your 44g tank is way overcrowded! The knife alone will get 20". You need to rehome some fish.

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Josh - 2009-09-02
I got two black ghost knifes a year ago and they get along fine. I've been feeding them frozen bloodworms and they've started eating out of my hand. They seem to have gotten used to the light, now it looks like they couldn't care less if the lights are on or off, but when I turn off the lights, they immediately rush out of their caves and swim vertically along the top of the water, looking for food. Most awesome fish ever!

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xtasy - 2009-07-23
If you want to get a clown knife it will be fine in a 55 gallon aquarium for awhile. Until about 1 1/2 years when it gets over like 16inches long. But I have 1 in my 55 gallon and it is very happy with no space problems. Hope this helps. :)

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kyle - 2009-07-13
I have a 5" black ghost knife fish in my 44 Gallon Tank along with 4 tiger barbs (1 albino), 2 flying foxes, 2 6" Firemouth Cichlids and a 10" long pleco. These knife fish are very shy. Mine will only eat if the lights are off. Mine is also a very picky eater; he only eats frozen bloodworms. I would only recommend this fish to experienced aquariasts. They are very cool.

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Barry - 2009-06-11
Shannon your tank is way too small for your knife fish. I would recommend a tank no smaller than 4ftx18in with lots of wood or rock caves for them to hide, and feed him frozen blodworms, brine shrimp and sinking pellets. My knifefish also loves my angelfish eggs!

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Theresa - 2009-05-26
I purchased my clown knife (named "Buck") about four months ago. He was only about 3 1/2 inches long at that time. He is now 12 inches long. He is very friendly. Comes to the top of the tank when I approach as if he knows he's getting fed. He is in a 125 gallon tank along with a Shovel nosed Catfish, 3ea. 4-6" discus Fish, a 5" silver arowana and 4ea. 5-7" plecos. They all get along beautifully. This is just one of six tanks that I have in my home.

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daniel - 2009-04-24
55 gallon tank? Are you insane?

This fish will grow at least 3 1/2 FEET LONG in your aquarium. A 55 gallon tank is 4'x1'x1.5'. Aba Aba knives require tanks that are a minimum of 2' wide, and the smallest tank dimension should be 4' for an adult specimen.

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Shannon - 2009-04-23
Hi, I had purchased this fish [pair] a day ago which were 4"in length. They died the next day due lack of O2 supply, 4 6hrs. I then bought another pair which are smaller than the earlier. The new ones swim head to head very often. I want 2 know if they are aggreing with each other or fighting, and my tank size is (LxBxH) 18x9x12... is this enough.

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Nichelle - 2008-12-20
African Clowns need to be in a 55 gallon or more they need there room! a 20 gallon is way to small!!

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