Animal Stories - Knifefish


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Dipo Opadokun - 2008-10-08
Gymnarchus niloticus is a choiced fish for ceremonial purposes (especially marriage)in Africa.It is highly priced.infact it could cost four times higher than same size of catfishes.


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Lan Phan - 2008-10-06
Hello there again its Lan Phan, I recently purchased a six inch Royal Clownknife from a local pet store here in Florida where I live. I paid about fifty dollars for he or she but it was well worth it since they are kinda hard to find anywhere. My goal is to ween it off live foods and instead feed it dried foods with much more nutrients. I'll keep you all posted on future updates and oh yeah, he or she is in my 1600 gallon aquarium.

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Asian Fisherman5893 - 2008-10-02
Today I got a Clown Knife and it's getting along with my Oscar, Tyke, which I think is very cool to see and they like to stay around each other looking for food, they actually just sit. I put a cup in the tank too, to make a small home for it until it gets bigger. It's about 7inches now and with the Oscar. They are both in the 120 gallon with a Black Finned Shark, a Puffer Figure Eight, and a few fiddler crabs, and all getting along well!

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nick - 2008-09-15
I just recently purchased one of these from my local pet store and it is a great fish so far. It's surprisingly peaceful and a great fish to watch. I keep it in my 20-30 gallon fish tank with 3 Opaline gouramis and 2 tinfoil barbs. They are all getting along well so far. Overall a great fish.

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Bennett Harnisch - 2008-07-19
Great web site!
I found profiles for every type of fish/crustacion for my new large community Aquarium!

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Tracie - 2008-06-10
I got my clown knifefish about a year ago from one of my dad's friends. I don't really know much about the fish, but its extraordinary. I call the fish "Misfit".
I don't know how old the fish is or how long it will live, but I'm assuming its still young. Misfit is about a foot long. yup. :]

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brandon - 2008-02-25
I have 2 they are Spot and Dotty. I bought them at 2-3". Now a year later, in a 180 gallon aquarium they are 16-17" long and 1.5" thick. They also can eat 100 feeder goldfish in 2 days. I brought home minnows and ended up with ich. This nearly ended my companions and I'll never make this mistake again. Hope this enlightens others to the possible disease.

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Linda Lou - 2007-12-28
When my 2 inch suddenly became 4 then 6 inches, I started paying closer attention. He is one of three; a black and an african brown. He enjoys being stroked and hand fed frozen worms. Recently discovered that he loves minnows and will devour 20 in one afternoon. Wild huh?

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Shelly - 2007-11-28
My ex-girlfriend has one of these. It's real old and is a little over a foot long. It's really cool, because it loves when you stick your hand in the tank and pet it. It was really fun watching it basically inhale the feeder fish.

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whiteaura - 2007-09-03
Another update to my beautiful albino knife fish. My albino knife is now 7 inches! Its tank mates have grown too: Gold clown knife is 10 inches and the Silver clown knife is almost 9 inches. After one year experience under my belt I want to log my observations in regards to its fiestyness. I have owned many various African and South American Cichlids in the past. My albino knife has the personality of a slightly aggressive cichlid -- it reminds me of an Auratus. Its personality is very distinguished from the other knives. The albino knife is much more territorial and wanders other teritories to test their courage. It is very pushy even though it is outsized. The albino knife senses fear and plays power head games. It senses fear from the Silver clown and therefore initiates skirmishes and engages in blind cheap shot (body) attacks often. It does not bother the Gold clown because the Gold knows how to defend itself. The albino knife is an INSECURE personality. It will test the courage of stronger fish(to determine its strength). It will peck and push around weaker fish(8" shovelnose cat, 8" bichir). Climbing the tank "pecking order" seems to be important to it. The albino is active and energetic with personality. They seem to be a "thinking" fish. It LOVES anytype of blood worms. It has fantastic sniffing abilities as it scours the gravel for blood worms. My 7" Black ghost knife is much more manuverable and quicker and therefore he tends to leave it alone but hates its motion.

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