Animal Stories - Clown Knifefish

Animal-World Information about: Clown Knifefish

The beautiful Clown Knifefish is probably aquarist's most favored species of knifefish!
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Max miller - 2013-04-05
I have a gold clown knife and he is in a 45 gallon. Can he live in there forever with other 3 cichlids?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-05
    If he gets along fine with the cichlids, there is no reason they can't stay together. My main concern would be that the tank is too small. These knifefish can get quite large and a 45 gallon tank will not be big enough in the long term.
  • Benny Moreno - 2013-06-14
    yes he can, mind did.
Benny Moreno - 2013-06-14
I had a clown knife fish on time and I use sit there and watch it.

Rocco Restelli - 2013-04-18
My fish seems to be going blind? Eyes seem different tha n normal. Please help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
    There are a couple different eye problems that fish can have. You might be able to figure out  what's going on from the info on the Fish Diseases; Eye Problems page.
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.
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).
Klaus - 2012-10-20
I have 2 knifefish (in the same tank mind you) and I've been wondering would I be able to put some Angelfish in with them I'm also interested in clown loaches, any advice?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-20
    In a large tank itshould be fine.
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
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.
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.
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