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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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Anonymous - 2012-10-03
Will black knife ghost fish get along with a small puffer fish?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-04
    The puffer is normally the issue not the knife.  Really depends on personalities. I have kept them together and didn't have issues. But it was in a very large tank.
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J - 2012-09-27
Perhaps a better question would be, is a 4' clown loach safe with a 10' Black Ghost Knife BGK?

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J - 2012-09-27
I have 7 1'-1.5' Clown Loaches and 5 2' Weather/Dojo Loaches, with a 2.5' BGK. They are more then happy now, but I know loaches are slow growers, especially after 4-5'. Will The BGK outgrow the Clowns and Dojos, or should they all grow about the same rate to be safely tanked together? Please let me know. If not I will take BGK back to the store (deadline for return is in 6 days) and wait a year to give my loaches time to get a head start on growing. (PS tank is 80 gals [planning to upgrade to 200] with over 800gph filtration and a 320gph water pump and 2 air stones). Thanks for any advice!

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sonja - 2012-09-25
My ghost fish means the world to me. As my kids call him puppy dog he loves his blood worms, I would just like to know how do you learn them to eat from your hand .

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-25
    Use forceps or tongs and dangle in front of the fish.  Bring it closer to the surface as the fish gets use to it.  I would not recommend using your fingers.  Humans carry germs and bacteria that is not good for fish.
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Aaron Maher - 2012-09-24
I have a large albino clownknife about one week now and i have just noticed these 3 large things crawling on him theses look like really large parasites,he is also in with a alligator gar and a silver arawana they have none of these on them but have bad damage done to them ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-24
    It may be the larger parasite, Argulus, also known as fish louse. They are about 1/4 inch long and need to be treated usually the same way as for flukes. See the fish diseases and treatment for more informaton about this and other parasites.
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Tan Hui Chun - 2011-01-30
I discover my clown knife fish's body and fin (below) have white spot. It seems like rotten. I discover it already death in the next day. What is the problem? Can anyone tell me? Thanks.

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  • david - 2011-06-12
    White Spots all over the body is the major symptom of Ich. It can be treated by raising the temperature to 80*F. If it doesn't go away after a few days you can use a medication specifically designed to treat Ich. If the medication contains copper use it half dose as copper is extremely dangerous to scaleless fish like the Clown Knifefish. Hope this helps.
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john - 2012-08-08
I have an African knife fish in an 10g tank for now what other fish can I add to the tank

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-09
    They are carnivores so other fish make great food.  Also it is recommended that a Kiife Fish have at least a 55 gallon tank.  You are running the risk of stunting or death.  Anser to your question - you can't put any other fish in a 10 g tank.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-09
    What size is the knife.  There are some fish that will work, but you will nore then likely need to upgrade tanks.
  • john - 2012-08-09
    the knife is about 3 inches
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BEV - 2012-08-04
I have had my ghost fish for many years, recently he has started turning white, is this a disease?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-08-05
    They do have a more silver 'nocturnal' coloring. Fading is also attributed to a water chemistry change (often a pH change), so recommendations are to start with a 50% water change.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-08-05
    Also, here's a bit more from my research. Besides water conditions, Bob Fenner says (wetwebmedia.com) 'poor water quality, stress, age, diet, there are many things that can attribute to these fish changing color'
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