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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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Sam - 2012-07-18
I have two African Knife Fish and two Bala Sharks. What would be the minimum size tank for these fish, leaving room for maybe two more fish?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-19
    These fish get pretty big, so the tankmates that you pick will need to be equally as large.  I would get at least a 90 gallon tank.
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colleen - 2012-06-21
I have just got my first BGK today.He is just lovely,he has already made a home in a rock that is in the tank and comes out and swims around checking out his new home.There are also a couple of other places he can call home in the tank as it is quite big. My son will be very happy when he gets home from school as he wanted me to get him one a few months ago. He is appx 5 inches long and I look forward to watching him grow into a big happy healthy fish. I hope he will be ok as he is just delightful,his tank mates are 2 clown loaches,2 silver sharks,1 silver dollar and 3 smaller fish that I hope he won't eat.

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Rickey-B. - 2012-06-13
Hi, I have 2 African Knife Fish 12 ins+ long in an aquarium 30-12-15 ,should i take them out?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-14
    You need a larger tank - please read the Animal World article above.
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desirea - 2012-06-03
I have a BGK for almost a year now n he seems like hes 4 in.
But I have it in a 14g tank... is that too small???
And I heard that when they are mating their tails will flash red.... is that true???

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-04
    If is is the only fish in the tank, 14 gallon tank is fine. Will need bigger as he grows.
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Bobby Sydnor - 2011-09-27
LOOKING FOR ABA ABA if any one knows any store or person that has any size I'd be interested as they ship very easily because they breath fresh air, and are pretty hardy.
thanks

bes 480.243-7351 bes

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  • viny - 2011-12-08
    Please provide a functional phone number and I will call to provide you the details on how to buy.

    Cheers.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-27
    aquascapeonline.com has them form time to time and alot of other cool fish.
  • christine gena - 2012-05-23
    I have aba knife fish I just bought and was told they don't get that big. It's beautiful fish but I am going to see him or her if anyones interested call 607 382 6932
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Art walton - 2011-01-27
I have a clown knife, her name is Peggy, that is 7 yrs old and 26 inches long. She's been in a150 gallon tank for the last five years. I've been traveling a lot for work and am always concerned about her. I'd like to sell her to somebody who well enjoy her a much as I have.
My question is how much should I ask for her?

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  • CHRIS - 2011-02-19
    Very much would like to have her 847-532-9838 will pay for shipping.
  • Charles - 2011-03-25
    Do you still have her?
  • Manda - 2011-10-08
    $85 or more
  • timmy - 2011-10-13
    How much do you want that fish, let me know or tell me where can I buy that fish
    Thanks
    Timmy
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levie hill - 2009-03-01
I think this fish is cool and all, but if you want one you will need a big tank, about a 55 gal tank.

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  • JT - 2010-04-24
    You need much larger than a 55 gallon, you would need at least a 900 gallon to properly house one of these fish for life. There is no way a 60 inch (possibly even more) fish would survive in a 48 inch tank.
  • Bobby Sydnor - 2011-09-27
    I have had several aba abas , and looking for a few now. In my experience, from 4 inches to 4 ft. they work through an electricus organ in their body and their eye sight is piss poor, they are nocturnal and would prefer hiding like most knife fish until comfortable with thier envirement still bright lights are not their friend . If you have a moon light and and a tank to dedicate just for them it would be best for them and best for you, if you don't want them taking a bite out of any thing that moves,you call call if you'd like to ask any other questions.

    bes 480.243-7351
  • Bobby Sydnor - 2011-09-28
    I have a 300 gal but I will not need that for him as I've had several in the past and never have they got that large to need that much tank, but thanks for your insight . I just need to know if anyone knows of any available. I'm looking for several fish and little advice, but thanks just the same.
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Christian - 2008-12-24
I have an aba aba fish which is 12 inch long. I would like to ask what others can I put with him in 75 gal. Thank you very much. Merry xmas

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  • Tlaloc - 2010-07-14
    You could for now as long as all other fish in the tank are as big, and can get aggressive if pushed around, cuz judging from the info above it's gonna be top dog in a tank. Also your gonna need a MUCH bigger tank, cuz it's gonna reach 3 and half feet MIN. and have teeth like surgical scalpels.
  • Dipo Opadokun - 2011-02-21
    Tilapia broodstock e.g. Oreochromis niloticus can be kept with aba aba (Gymnarchus niloticus). If the space is large enough, Tilapia will breed and offspring can serve as supplementary food for Gymnarchus; although the tilapia broodstock itself is in danger of being eaten by Gymnarchus if there is scarcity of food in the tank.
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urmil - 2012-05-06
I have one of these knife fish in my tank and I wanted to know how long they live
Previously I had bought 2 bt now just one left
So guys can u pls ans......??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-07
    The average life expectancy runs between 3 - 7 years.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-07
    A well taken care of knofe can live up to 15 years. These fish are very prone to illnesses cause from poor conditions so the conditions need to be pristine to reach 15 years.
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