10-20-2009, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by yummymummy
We recently bought a Clown Knife fish and I'm curious about what optimum conditions are for him. He's about 8" - 9" and currently lives in 55 gallon with a pleco (4"-5"). He's very friendly and quite active despite what some websites claim. I've done quite a bit of research online but typically come across the same websites over & over without learning anything new. My concern is since we got him his skin doesn't look as nice. We've been feeding him a diet of live feeder fish. We've offered flaked food, pellets and frozen bloodworms; but he refuses to eat anything but live. We do regular water changes & test water parameters often. Is he blemished because of a poor diet or maybe water conditions? Should I add a bit of salt? If so, what kind of salt do I use? Regular non-iodized table salt, marine salt or freshwater salt? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!
Let him get hungry for 24 hours then try an alternative food source.
Don't add salt, ESPECIALLY NOT table salt. Dear god do NOT do that. EVER.
What do the markings/blemishes look like?