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  1. Oldfishlady
    01-03-2011 06:16 PM - permalink
    They do like caves but so true it may not look good in the tank...I have native wood that I collected to add to my pleco breeding tank for their caves and they blend in nicely....along with the java moss attached you hardly know it is in the
    Good that you have a long term plan...they are neat fish....
  2. weluvbettas
    01-03-2011 05:47 PM - permalink
    It looks just like this. :)

    It has a deformed fin so its a bit harder for it to swim but he is ok other than that. :) My mother said when he gets to big she is happy for him to go back to the big tank in the store. ( HUGE TANK. LOL) But at the moment he is still small. So he is staying for now. Btw Does he need a cave? In his tank he is used to having a cave he goes in and out of it all day but his new tank is planted and looks natural and a cave would be a bit tacky?
  3. Oldfishlady
    12-30-2010 07:54 PM - permalink
    You should google pic and see if you can find it and then find more information about fish btw.....I have always want one myself....but my biggest tank is 250gal and its outside and in the winter it is empty because it is too cold and would freeze and break if it had water in it.....
  4. weluvbettas
    12-30-2010 07:28 PM - permalink
    All I know is that Its a Black Ghost Knife fish.
  5. Oldfishlady
    12-30-2010 07:21 PM - permalink
    Do you know the species name....I want to say the smallest is 10-12 inch and the smallest tank...75gal...but not 100% depend on the species....don't feel bad....and it can be a hard choice......
  6. weluvbettas
    12-30-2010 07:01 PM - permalink
    I bought the fish years back before I was in the hobby. I dont know what to do with it. I would hate to take it back. My mom loves it. AAARRHHH . What is the miniumum tank size for the Knife fish?
  7. Oldfishlady
    12-30-2010 06:57 PM - permalink
    I understand.....I just wish fish shops would stop selling these species of fish...its not fair to you or the fish....people don't know and they are not informed that a cute little 1in fish will one day be well over 2 feet....they trust the pet shop....I did you are not alone......but the pet shop should post a giant sign...this fish will be 2+ feet when fully grown...but do they- NO...its all about money to them....sad......
  8. weluvbettas
    12-30-2010 06:47 PM - permalink
    I know but I have nothing else I can do . I cannot simply get rid of it. I have nowhere where the fish can go. I simply dont have the space or money. What can I do?
  9. Oldfishlady
    12-30-2010 06:40 PM - permalink
    I am sure you know this already...but you are going to have some problems in the near future with your stocking...beside the ghost knife or tank buster.....clown loaches get really big too-another tank buster and like to be in groups...good that you are adding to your schooling fish....but 23g two of your species really need to be re-homed within 6mo-1yr......with this stocking-you may need to make twice weekly 50% water changes even with plants...good luck.....
    When big fish are placed in too small a tank-they stunt-the body may stop growing to a degree- but the internal organs do not and soon they will start to suffer
  10. weluvbettas
    12-30-2010 06:19 PM - permalink
    The tank is 23 us gallons. I am moving the fish up from a smaller tank. I have a mix "n" match of fish . I have 1 danio (getting more.) 2 Harliequins (cant spell , getting more) 1 clown Loach . 1 Ghost Knife fish (I know it will get huge , but my mom is in love with it and we have had it 2 years and its very small ,it has a deformed fin , could this slow the growth period down?)

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