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post #1 of 8 Old 07-27-2011, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
Centipede Knifefish, should I buy him?

My lfs just got a Centipede Knifefish and I really like him and I read up on them and they only get 8 inches, won't each small fish, and each bloodworms and brineshrimp. I am planning on putting him with my discus, dwarf cichlids and corys. What do you guys think? I have 2 days until they put him up for sale.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-28-2011, 02:52 AM
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i dont know the answer to your question but im sure ppl will need to know the tank size.

i love fish...but i don't like to eat them
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-28-2011, 06:17 AM
what kind of chilids are you keeping as they require good hiding places and will not do well with aggressive tank mates. The long, pointed tail just looks too appetizing to anything that's the least bit aggressive. They are sensitive to some fish medications such as copper and those containing formalin.the temp should be 74 - 82 F (23 - 28C) and pH 6 6.5

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2011, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
The cichlids in the tank are 2 electric Blue Rams and 3 Apistogramma cacatuoides. Temp in my tank is 84 and ph is 6.3. Tank size is 75 gallon

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-31-2011, 06:36 AM
more then enough space in size of tank.you have blues and apistos these will be a snap for you

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-31-2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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more then enough space in size of tank.you have blues and apistos these will be a snap for you
lol hopefully. My lfs is still qt him so I'm still deciding if I want him. I will post pictures for sure if i do

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-01-2011, 02:37 AM
great can't wait for the picks if you get em....

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-03-2011, 08:32 PM
can you show the pictures?

if you have the fish,can you show us the pictures of him,i cant wait to see,ancient fish!!
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