Oooh, I like liveaquaria. Are they accurate in their recommneded tank size suggestions? it seems TFK fish profiles and what they recomend for some fish are not even close in tank size.
I want a knife fish. Petsmart has them but no way can i get a tank big enough.
I tend to not trust the tank recommendations liveaquaria gives because they aren't always accurate. I always reference a second and even third source much of the time. Seriously Fish also has some great fish profiles, although they tend to have more of the unusual fish (they actually lack a lot of the common ones like goldfish!)
I just checked liveaquaria's recommendations for black ghost knifefish and they are waaaay off. The fish is weakly electric; muscles along the spine produce these electric currents. Due to these strange muscles, they have an inflexible spine (as the muscles around it can't move). Meaning they need a tank at least double as wide as they are long. You can grow them out in 50 or 75 gal tanks, but they're going to need something massive as they age. They have neat colors, but I'd rather stick with African knife fish (Xenomystus nigri). Same knife-fish cool without the massive aquarium. I've seen them at my petsmart a few times. They have such sweet little faces!
I've seen some pretty awesome fish on here, but all I have is a 38 gallon tank, which I am just recently getting started. I have 7 Rummy Nose.
And a golden mystery snail.
And a plecto(Whom likes to hid, and I can't find him when I want to take a picture.)
And here is the whole tank. I feel like its kind of bare. There is an anubais and some java fern in there, and some fake plants. And obviously the driftwood. Which the piece on the right has some nasty(Too look at) white fuzzy stuff, but I read that it is not harmful at all and mystery snails eat it. Not sure if mine is or not, but we'll see.
I was hoping John would find a job at a university in NYC/LI so we could live in my grandmothers house (since he is the only one who has the ability to get a job that pays well enough to afford the taxes there). The basement is like one big studio apartment and I could of had a nice, big tank down there :( But he said NO because he did not want to be in the NYC area if there was ever a bad natural disaster....
I think I want these the most, too bad they probably can't all live together :(
and whatever this thing is: