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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.