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The beautiful Clown Knifefish is probably aquarist's most favored species of knifefish!
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Hello there again its Lan Phan, I recently purchased a six inch Royal Clownknife from a local pet store here in Florida where I live. I paid about fifty dollars for he or she but it was well worth it since they are kinda hard to find anywhere. My goal is to ween it off live foods and instead feed it dried foods with much more nutrients. I'll keep you all posted on future updates and oh yeah, he or she is in my 1600 gallon aquarium.
Today I got a Clown Knife and it's getting along with my Oscar, Tyke, which I think is very cool to see and they like to stay around each other looking for food, they actually just sit. I put a cup in the tank too, to make a small home for it until it gets bigger. It's about 7inches now and with the Oscar. They are both in the 120 gallon with a Black Finned Shark, a Puffer Figure Eight, and a few fiddler crabs, and all getting along well!
I got my clown knifefish about a year ago from one of my dad's friends. I don't really know much about the fish, but its extraordinary. I call the fish "Misfit".
I don't know how old the fish is or how long it will live, but I'm assuming its still young. Misfit is about a foot long. yup. :]
I have 2 they are Spot and Dotty. I bought them at 2-3". Now a year later, in a 180 gallon aquarium they are 16-17" long and 1.5" thick. They also can eat 100 feeder goldfish in 2 days. I brought home minnows and ended up with ich. This nearly ended my companions and I'll never make this mistake again. Hope this enlightens others to the possible disease.
When my 2 inch suddenly became 4 then 6 inches, I started paying closer attention. He is one of three; a black and an african brown. He enjoys being stroked and hand fed frozen worms. Recently discovered that he loves minnows and will devour 20 in one afternoon. Wild huh?
My ex-girlfriend has one of these. It's real old and is a little over a foot long. It's really cool, because it loves when you stick your hand in the tank and pet it. It was really fun watching it basically inhale the feeder fish.