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asish timilsina - 2012-12-29
I have two black african knife fish . Now one fish seem to scratch itself to the gravel at the bottom and it is very still sometimes . What may have happened to it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-29
    Check amonia levels!  Fish will itch to feel better when amonia spikes.
  • asish timilsina - 2012-12-31
    How do I check for amonia levels this is my first time so plz help me
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-01
    You can either go to the pet store and get test strips or you can just bring a sample of the water you bought the fish from and ask them to test it.  Ask them to test all levels not just amonia.  I would also have them walk you through it so you can do this at home when needed.
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D@rkPr!nce - 2012-12-23
I have a black ghost knife about 12', an silver aro 22' and a pair of full grown parrots, in a 125g, the parrots r about 5+yrs old, what else can i put in.. I was thinking of Stingray, n moonys, kindly suggest some fishes.. Thanks a ton, in advance.. :D

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-23
    That tank is maxed out.  The arrowana is going to get huge!  A bottom feeder like the stingray would normally work but with these messy fish it would be extremely difficult to keep the water conditions right for the addition.
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renee moore - 2012-11-23
I have a 8 inch clown knife fish inside a 75 gallon is that fine?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-23
    It will do fine in that sized tank!  Just make sure to have adequate filtration.
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N - 2012-11-26
I have 2 clown knife fish in the same tank, and I am wondering how much longer I'd be able to keep them together; any suggestions?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-26
    How big is your tank?
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-26
    These are such cool fish! They aren't really aggressive, but each fish does need its own space to prosper. As it says above, a 55 gallon tank will work fine for until they reach about 10'.  But with two, I think you would want to give them even more room (and ultimately a 200 gallon tank or so).
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amanda - 2012-11-24
I really love this guy...I already have the black ghost and the zebra will be added to my collection ...

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mahesh - 2012-11-06
I have bought two bgk fish but i am Confucius which one is male n which one is female how to know this they are 3.5'

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chris - 2012-05-26
i bought 2 BGK fish, both about 5 cm (2 inches) they look fine but I am not sure if this is normal. One during the day just lies next to a plant not moving at all. I always think it's dead so I knock on the tank to be sure. I think it's just sleeping or something since it's a nocturnal fish. At night it's very active it swims all over the place but the other BGK stays in a pipe I put in the tank all day an night just swimming in the same place unlike the other one. Are they ok? My tank is 9.25 gallons (35 litres)is that ok? and how long does it take for them to grow to 15 cm(6 inches)?

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  • lauren - 2012-07-19
    They get BIG like 18 to 20 inches in captivity and need a large tank. They are not super active swimmers they need probably a 50 gallon or more.
  • Eryn - 2012-10-29
    10 gallons is not even close to big enough for one of these fish, much less two. They are small now, but they will grow quick (even quicker if they are fed a high protein diet). You need to upgrade to a 50 gallon (minimum), or find a new home for these fish, before they get stressed out and die.
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Jonathan fesler - 2011-04-17
I had 2 pom pom knife fish, that changed colors from gray to black, I could put my hand
In the tank and they would swim between my fingers, if I put my finger on the outside of the tank they would swim to my finger, amazing fish, lost them
In divorce!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-18
    You will have to set up another tank. It is hard but so worth it.
  • timmy - 2011-10-13
    Hi, Could you tell me where i can buy that fish.
    Thanks
    timmy
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Brandon barnabe - 2012-10-10
I am going to get 1 African knife fish soon,i believe it is about 2 or 3inch long, will a 20 gallon tank be fine for a few months? since it takes years to grown for them.Also when he is at 3 inch is it okay for them to eat feeder fish smaller than them? ive seen some pretty small ones at petsmart. Please if any one could help me, much appreciation.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-10
    For a few months it will be fine, but remember these fish can be very sensitive to tank changes.  They can eat small feeders but make sure they are quaranteened to make sure you do not add disease to your tank.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-10
    For a few months it will be fine, but remember these fish can be very sensitive to tank changes.  They can eat small feeders but make sure they are quaranteened to make sure you do not add disease to your tank.
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Sara - 2012-09-15
I have a large adult over 1 ft almost 1 1/2 ft. Long. Very good health very hearty. Just looking for a good home willing to let go of tank and other fish as well I am moving soon and won't be able to take them with me. I'm so sad but I have to sell them all! If you are interested please call 714-474-9184. Thank u! I

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  • KENNETH - 2012-10-04
    I'm interested in your fish please call me and lets talk details. 847-845-5549
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