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Feeding clown knifefish
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rtomber
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PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)21:46    Post subject: Feeding clown knifefish Reply with quote

I am having trouble figuring out what to feed my clown knifefish.
I have had it for 3 days and it will not eat anything. I prefer to feed it anything but live food.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Taratron
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PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)23:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find out what the previous owners/lfs fed your knife.

From what I have seen and read, most clown knifes eat only live food---and must be "trained" to take other food.
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bohica
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Joined: 10 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.08.15(Fri)22:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have fed various knives, cichlids, catfish and even arrowana on large freeze dried and frozen krill and really any chunky food very easily.

The "trick" is to make whatever your feeding seem alive. I use an extra thin wooden skewer. Just impale your choice of food on the long skewer and give it a realistic wave. It usually works and is great fun also.

A real charge is feeding my 28" Red tail cat this way. He resides in a 220 gallon tank and has eaten this way his entire life.

Just as an aside his new home (an indoor 350 gallon pond) is almost ready! I can't wait to move him in there! Very Happy

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