They do have a relatively large mouth so smaller tank mates may disappear. Get the best deals on Aggressive Tropical Fresh Water Live Aquarium Fish when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Should I be worried? Please, verify whether your login and password are valid. This freshwater fish is nocturnal and known to eat any live prey (usually other fish… The sought-after clown knifefish is nocturnal, so the best time to go out for a successful experience on the water is at night. Rocks, substrate and water do have some weight, don’t overrate the stand ever! They are peaceful towards other species but adults will sometimes turn aggressive towards others of their own kind. Anonymous - 2015-07-28 I have a juvenile clown knife in a 55 gal with my 5 angels, which range from 4 inches tall to 6 inches tall, and they leave each other alone. Password must be at least 6 characters long! I have a 70 gallon semi aggressive tank. A common practice is to feed fish of this scale feeder fish but this should be discouraged as not only is it ill looked on by other fish keepers but it also increases the risk of contaminating the aquarium with diseases or infections carried by the fish offered for a meal. Generally peaceful fish too large to be eaten. Clown Knife Fish have bigger mouths than you might realize so be careful not to keep fish that are small enough to fit in their mouth. They prefer a tank with hiding places. It is known that in the wild the female deposits the eggs rather than scattering them on flat surfaces, once the eggs are laid it is the male that assumes all the parental duties. The form below shall be used to ask about the website, functionality, issues or to give feedback. To answer your question, both fish are equally agressive. Very large tank. However, while they are most active at night when feeding – and they are truly aggressive feeders – you can still catch them during the day, especially if you head out in the early morning before sunrise. Darcie Arahill shows off a big clown knife fish. He is about 9". They also stay small enough to be food for a good-sized adult oscar. You have been logged out successfully! Both species are strict predators in nature. i wanted to buy a clown knife fish so when i saw it in the petstore i fastly bought it and it is black or dark grey so i searched for it in the internet and i discovered theat it is an african knife not a clown and i think it is not aggressive and my oscars frightening it so i wanna know if my fish is aggressive like the clown knife fish i see in the internet or it is not?? Jun 15, 2015 - Explore Lauren Burgess's board "Knifefish", followed by 235 people on Pinterest. clown knife fish get VERY large. Also, keep in mind that knife fish are aggressive amongst each other, and make sure to provide plenty of PVC tubes for the ghosts, at least one per fish!! The Clown Knife Fish takes the cake, and it has outlandish looks to match. So... unless you have about 100-125 gallons (and you might?) Until it reached maturity. Following symbol denotes required fields -. Have a great weekend. The the truth came out. Depth of your fish pond should be 75 cm (29”) at least if it’s going to house Goldfish, and it should be 150 cm (almost 5 feet) if you want to keep Koi’s in there.Aquarium decorations should be fish-friendly, thus shouldn’t have any sharp edges. Also, the clown knife is not particularly aggressive. i have read about them injuring oscars so you should really keep a close watch on your tank if you get one. they will fight back if they are with an aggressive fish and they have teeth that look like they can do some damage. Really delete this page from the database? Most are nocturnal and become more active at night. It does very well with other, larger species of a peaceful nature, but may be aggressive towards those of similar or smaller size. Either login or email address is required, Account has been recovered, please check your email for further instructions, Javascript seems to be disabled in your browser, therefore this website will, Cookies seem to be disabled in your browser, therefore this website will, A guide on feeding aquarium fish frozen foods, How to grow Anacharis - Egeria densa in aquariums, A page and forum devoted to keeping Blood parrot cichlids, A guide on raising African Dwarf Frogs with pictures and forum, A guide on breeding, feeding and caring for L333 Pleco, Details on keeping Siamese fighting fish with images and forums, How to care for the Flowerhorn fish with discussion. Thanks a lot for understanding! Their not fun and not easy. Therefore, possible clown knifefish tankmates can be the following: pleco, bala shark, arowana, giant gourami, iridescent shark, sailfin plecoand so on. And by the way, your neons and danios will definitely be eaten by him. After that the Knife should grow slower, as will the loaches. My female African dwarf frog isn't moving much and she is somewhat bloated too? Now they live quite happily in the same 60 gallon aquarium. But remember that clown knives are HUGE fish....They can be comfortable in a 55gal tank up to around 10", but if you plan on having a clown knife long term, then you will need a tank that is an absolute minimum of 300 gallons, and bigger is always better. Keep the lighting low for the first few days, as well. In order to ask such a question, please click this link! Free shipping over $149! However, with large cichlids, for example, it will simply stand its ground. The eggs take approximately 1 week to hatch and the fry can be fed newly hatched brine shrimp. Have you forgotten your password or username? Knife fishes are not really aggressive so much as predatory. Stay away from 'pet' piranhas. Clown Knife Fish originate from the tropical waters of Indochina. Clownfish are no different. Something went wrong during processing your message, please try again! This is why some injuries may occur between clown knifes and other fish. Call 1-877-367-4377 to order. It is also a popular food fish in its native range, so it’s unclear which route brought it to Florida’s waterways. The angels will become dinner should be housed with other large non aggressive fish. yet you like a huge, no, a huge tank for a clown knife fish, by way of fact it could grow to be 40 inches long. They prefer dim lighting and well oxygenated water, there should be some water flow provided. Knife fish aren't aggressive, and don't compete well with aggressive tankmates. Thanks a lot! The black ghost knife fish is a commonly available species in the hobby. In the Lab: Raised on young piranha. You say "oscarS" so I also worry over your tank size. Knifefish are carnivores and will eat all types of live foods, meat, chopped earthworms, as well as frozen and flaked foods. Chitala chitala fish comes from countries in Asia such as Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. Selected comment has been removed successfully! Clown Knife Fish. Then they attack any other food source, not to eat. It is not recommended to keep the fish with aggr… The page has been removed successfully, you will be redirected now! Still have questions? Sexing Clown knifefish is virtually impossible to do without harming the fish. As expected they are high waste producers which can cause problems if the correct housekeeping is not adhered to, keeping them in large aquariums will involve large water changes on a weekly basis, at least 50% of the water volume should be replaced with each change and the best affordable filtration system should be used. 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Its close Indian relative the Chitala chitala is also called the Clown Knifefish, Royal Clown Knifefish, Royal Spotted Knifefish, or Spotted Featherback, and is less common than C. ornata. They eat both fish and invertebrates. Appearance. My concern is that there are blood vessel ruptures in his fin, and the fins are tattered. In their native range, they’re a popular food fish. i don’t know how well they coexist with parrots, but they need large tanks. Netting a fish pond will keep cats and birds away and your fish will be safe. or Best Offer. That is, they will eat any fish they can swallow, but if another fish is too big to eat, they won't be interested in it. But you need a big, no, an enormous tank for a clown knife fish, because it can grow to be 40 inches long. $50.00. 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