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Old 01-15-2010, 09:11 AM   #21
 
The African Knife won't try to eat it or vise versa?

So would the two bichirs, a leopard bushfish an AGK and a african butterfly be ok?

edit: I kinda want a larger Gourami....

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:22 AM   #22
 
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The African Knife won't try to eat it or vise versa?

So would the two bichirs, a leopard bushfish an AGK and a african butterfly be ok?

We've hijacked the thread.

African knives are not aggressive. What's a AGK - african ghost knife? I have a brown african knife - not sure what the AGK is. The combo of bichir, bushfish, knife and butterfly works well - that's my african predator tank, if you click my aquarium info
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:48 AM   #23
 
I saw it, you should add photos of them.(: I'm doing research on them all. Would a larger Gourami be alright in those circumstances, or would it be eaten as the fish grow? I'm talking about a Pearl or such.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:23 PM   #24
 
I meant an Opaline. The ones with the black paint-splatter like splotches along their sides.
I was too late for an edit on my last post, I apologize. I was just at petsmart getting feeders today and I saw them and double-checked the names. They also had African Brown Knife Fish and Sengal Bichirs as well as African Spotted Leaf Fish. I'll probably have to go to the dreaded Petco to get the African Butterfly fish.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:49 AM   #25
 
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They need some time before they;ll be ready to pose for pics.

I highly doubt the bushfish will tollerate a gourami. The leopard bushfish, or ctenopoma acutirostre, is sold as a spotted african leaf fish. It's actually more anabantoid (gouramis and bettas) than leaf fish.

What are the feeders for?
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:46 AM   #26
 
Okay, so once I get this tank set up, who should I go about adding first? I was thinking least tutorial/aggressive first because then the more aggressive wouldn't feel as if they were put in this open home and then intruders came along - possibly ending badly.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:53 PM   #27
 
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The bushfish will be the most aggressive fish in the tank, so I'd add it last. The knife will take a few weeks to adjust, so that would be the first to add. You could probably do the bichir and knife first, followed by the butterfly and then the bushfish. Theres a good possibility that the knife won't eat for the first week....don't worry. They have poor eyesight and need to learn the new tank before they will feel comfortable enough to eat. Also, you'll need 2 caves for the knife - one at each end of the tank. That will fascilitate movement from one side of the tank to the other. The way my tank is currently set up, with just one cave, the knife doesn't really make it to the other side much. It is a shy fish, so it won't want to be far from cover. With caves at each end, the knife will move from one to the other, and will swim more freely beause it's got a safe place to retreat to, no matter where it is.

One other thing. The knife is a scaleless fish and is VERY sensitive to meds, especially ich meds. Water quality is really important. I know some people like the internal filters, but I just don't think they're up for the job.

For some reason I thought you had a 55. That 30 gallon tank will not hold those fish for very long. In a smaller space like that, the bushfish will be very aggressive towards the knife. I had to keep my fish in a 29 while I searched for a new 55, and it was getting ugly. If I didn't find that tank when I did, I was going to move the knife to another tank.

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Old 01-17-2010, 07:02 PM   #28
 
Yeah, the Oscar that was in my 32 custom jumped last night and we ended up getting another. I'm going to wait until I get a 55 at my dads before I get these fish and I'm going research the hell out of every last species before I do anything. I need a lot of cash to get the tank, let alone have it set up enough fit for these fish. I do plently of research before I purchase. As a mere fifteen-year-old girl, I have 38 different tanks housing over 50 different aquatic species and I just found a new facination; Shrimp.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:34 PM   #29
 
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Yeah, the Oscar that was in my 32 custom jumped last night and we ended up getting another. I'm going to wait until I get a 55 at my dads before I get these fish and I'm going research the hell out of every last species before I do anything. I need a lot of cash to get the tank, let alone have it set up enough fit for these fish. I do plently of research before I purchase. As a mere fifteen-year-old girl, I have 38 different tanks housing over 50 different aquatic species and I just found a new facination; Shrimp.
Well you've got me, a 29 yo guy, beat. How'd you manage to amass so many tanks at such a young age? I got my replacement 55 for $50 - tank, hoods, lights, heater and a box of stuff - on craigslist.

Good for you for doing the research. You can save yourself a lot of money and frustration that way.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:16 AM   #30
 
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I had to take this video from across the room. It's only been a week back in the big tank so it's still very shy.

YouTube - African Knife, out and about
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