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Old 08-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #44721 
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I know. I'd get quite the smackdown on TFK from Byron and a few others if I got one though.

Would you trade an African knife out for one of these:


LPS has them for $40. I bet LFS could get them in and sell them cheaper. Dunno. It's my favourite fish ever.
I had one of those years ago! He was pretty cool.
I also had black ghost knife fish...and brown knife fish/clown knife fish. My clown knife got to about 2' long or so.
My holy grail fish would be some sort of ray...one of these days I'll have a ray!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #44722 
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I read that and looked over.. he was staring at me. Goofy little guy! I see different personality in all my fishies. Especially Bettas.

And.. Smackdown? Like, are they going to wrestle you?
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #44723 
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They would confront me very angrily. Because on the chance that the BGK will reach 20" I DON'T have a tank that can hold it.

Nawh. Elephant nose are peaceful with other species. Recommended tank mates include bichir, butterfly fish, ctenopoma, congo tetra.. everything that's going in the tank.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #44724 
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Elephant noses just shouldn't be kept with other mormyrids. My LFS has those too but I can't remember what they were charging. Oh, they had datnioids too. The medium sizes on were $79. They had tiny baby ones for 2 for $15.

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Relic, me too! I want a motoro ray someday.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #44725 
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What do you think Sakura? African knife or elephant nose? Gah. I've heard so many horror stories of them starving themselves to death though. Maybe I shouldn't.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #44726 
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Elephant noses need small live foods like daphnia, white worms, and brine shrimp to thrive. If you could set up a live food culture of, ideally, daphnia, they might have a chance. Otherwise, I'd say the African knife.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #44727 
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Yea. I think I'll hold onto my knife for now.

BGK and angelfish.... NO Olympia. No. >__>
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #44728 
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Yes, Olympia, yes. :D

There's always later, my mother told me when I said I wasn't going to get the black ghost after all. -___- I know but I want one now!
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #44729 
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OH. But.. the LPS also have the synodontis species I wanted. High fin Syno.. longest whiskers of its family.
It's at least 4" and only $10. If it's still there when the tank is up.. I'm getting it.

Also, Mr. V said that keeping males and females divided off from each other is totally safe.. So I'm thinking of dividing the 15 off a 4th way to give Maja more room.. Then I'd have an empty 2.5 gallon. You know where that leads.
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Cool! I hope the syno is still there for you. :)

Yeah, I've kept males and females divided. The only problem I had was my female got eggy and then depressed that she wasn't breeding, and it took her a week to poo out all the eggs she ate after she dropped them. It was rather . . . gross.
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