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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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
carmine - 2012-01-03
I have had a clown knife fish for three years now and today found eggs in the tank. It is the only fish in the tank. Is this possible? I would think that they are infertile since there is no male fish. They are round clear balls with white membrane in them. I guess what I'm trying to ask is; they are eggs right?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-03
    My guess based on your description is that they are eggs. However, you are right, they would be infertile. Females can lay eggs and do not need a male to do this. The eggs are just infertile. Think about chickens - they just lay eggs. With no rooster - they are just infertile eggs but the chickens will sit them anyway but no baby chick in there.
  • carmine - 2012-01-03
    Thanks, that's what I thought.
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-04
    If it is the only fish in the tank, your best bet is that they came from the Clown Knife Fish, in your aquarium. However, if you have invertebrates such as shrimp, or crabs in the aquarium you can assume the eggs are from them. Knife Fish, are not commonly bred in the home aquarium. If they are from the Knife Fish, they are therefore, sadly infertile and will not hatch.
Collin - 2009-08-17
Just a side note to what I read on the comments. I had a Clown Knife Fish that was 14 inches long and its favorite food was 2 inch gold fish. I would be careful with the choice of small tank mates.

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  • steve - 2011-01-24
    Hi there I've just bought 2 clown knife fish about 4 inches they have cleared my tank guppies etc I've now done my research and knos a bit more about them. I've got 2 spotted puffers left in the tank with them they don't seem to bother each other do you think I should separate them? thanks steve
  • John - 2011-12-15
    Clown knife fish will eat anything that can fit in their mouth. so anything smaller don't.. And clown knife fish is not a community fish, BUT you can put them to any fish that is bigger than them, Some people put Arowana or Oscar as a tankmate.
scollinz - 2011-06-27
I have a 13 inch Clown Knife fish I am looking
to sell. If interested, email me and I can send you pics. Great fish and loves to eat!

david - 2011-06-12
Could I keep a Clown Knifefish in a 55 gallon aquarium? The tank will have subdued lighting and be lightly planted with cryptocorne, Java Fern and Java Moss. There will be numerous hiding places created by bogwood and rocks. I would also like to add a Red-tailed Black Shark, among other Southeast Asian fish. Would this work out?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    It doesn't sound like a real good idea. The shark fish tail would eaily fit into the Knifefish mouth and the Knifefish can grow to 11 pounds. Clownfish are the quieter of the two and usually don't cause problems but will eat anything they can fit in their mouth. But the sharks are agressive and could tease or want territory and there would be the problem.
Charles - 2011-03-25
Howard is my 26 inch clown. I have had him for almost 2 years now. He loves goldfish and will eat pellets. He lives with his friends Peter and Conan the Plecos in a 120 gal. tank. I am looking for a 200 for them.

Anonymous - 2011-01-10
How mamy chitala feed at a time?