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clownknife in a 10 gallon??
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invertaman
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)11:04    Post subject: clownknife in a 10 gallon?? Reply with quote

could I keep a clownknife in a 10 gallon? for at the most a year. because I have been given one thats 5 inches long and in time. I'm planning to move it to a 50 gallon with a ghost knife and 2 blue gouramis
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)11:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

No you can't keep a clown knife in a 10 gallon tank:

-a 5 inch fish is too long for a 20"X12" tank
-knifefish are messy predators
-a clown knifefish will grow to over a meter in length....thats over 3 feet if you are using the imperial system
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)11:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

well would it be possible for just a couple months?...could you keep one in a 20 long?
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Invertaman, you should read the following sticky:
http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=20742
It conveys the boards position regarding the suitable home for a pet fish.

A knifefish requires a tank suitable for the size it is trying to grow to as well as more suitable tank mates than gourami.
Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)13:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just sold my 2 clown knifes and they were 12" when I sold them and I got them at 2" they grow fast!!!! They went from 2"-12" in just 4 months.
And I have 340 gallon tank.

So what I'm saying is...NOT a good idea unless you are planning on getting a BIG tank and to loose any other fish in the tank. As the will eat anything they can get in there mouths.

But I must say I do miss my Knifes....you could have a Black ghost Knife in there.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)14:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

A black ghost knife might work in the 50gallon but not in the 10 gallon.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)14:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excuse me? He could have a Black Ghost Knife in there?? A predator which reaches 50cm long in a ten gallon tank? Shocked

I would suggest you also read the sticky that Discus Man has linked to...
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)16:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, OK so it would not be possible at all to have a ghost knife in a 20 gallon? so sinse I couldnt have a knife in a 20 gallon what other fish could I keep. I like unusall fish that are agressive. I find them to be the most interesting.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)18:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

There really aren't that many aggressive fish that will work in a twenty gallon. If you upgraded to a 30 or 40 gallon, it would open up your options significantly...

For a twenty, you could go with Kribs. While they aren't the most aggressive fish out there, they are far more aggressive than Rams or Apistos. If you want more unusual ones, check out this gallery for some ideas on different species...


Hope that helps
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)17:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

so I couldnt keep

rope fish, bichirs, butterfly fish, nothing like that?
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