Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-25-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 901
ever wonder how big that cute lil knifefish will get?



__________________

__________________
MyCatsDrool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 08:06 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Moved
Posts: 270
Nice pix, I think they have the potential to hit the 40inch mark.
__________________

__________________
"Talk does not cook rice" - old Chinese proverb
(I think it means stop talking and start doing)
Idealconcepts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 12:20 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,918
Send a message via Yahoo to tropicfishman
wow I almost bought one of those acouple weeks ago not realizing they got that bigm I knewthey got somewhat big but I thoguth like only 8 inches or so lol glad I saw this post lol
__________________
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
tropicfishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 12:58 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10
Can a Black Ghost Knife get that big?
__________________
mynameismud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 01:09 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sicklid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,051
There are some that get bigger than the ones shown, thats for sure.
__________________
Sicklid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 01:11 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,918
Send a message via Yahoo to tropicfishman
BGK's get around 18 inches long
__________________
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
tropicfishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 01:17 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10
Thats exciting. is 75 gallons adequate?
__________________
mynameismud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 01:21 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sicklid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,051
Are those BGK's? I thought those were spotted... The black is all black with a white stripe, no? Well whatever they are, look at this one.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg untitled-1_copy_938.jpg (37.2 KB, 33 views)
__________________
Sicklid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 02:13 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sicklid
Are those BGK's? I thought those were spotted... The black is all black with a white stripe, no? Well whatever they are, look at this one.
Holy crap! That's huge.
__________________
theotheragentm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 02:42 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sicklid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,051
They are apparently good eating fish, in Thailand they are called Featherbacks.
__________________
Sicklid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 03:44 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 577
Send a message via AIM to Burks Send a message via MSN to Burks
I've seen a 20" one and that thing was massive. Pretty cute until they get that big. Then they just look freaky.

It'd be cool to have a couple of those in a pond. Just toss a chicken in every so often.
__________________
Burks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 11:55 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York State
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burks
I've seen a 20" one and that thing was massive. Pretty cute until they get that big. Then they just look freaky.

It'd be cool to have a couple of those in a pond. Just toss a chicken in every so often.
ROFL!
__________________
physicsdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 02:48 PM   #13
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
The clown knife can reach 48", and the giant featherback can hit 50"....big fish indeed....I have seen several tank-raised clowns that were 30"-42" long....and they grow from 4" to 20" pretty fast with good water conditions and adequate food.
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 07:52 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Illinois USA
Posts: 130
So what size tank is adequate? I have a 3inch one in my cichlid tank now..about 60 gallons...I know it won't be big enough for full grown..but im going to add another tank down the road..and I got a 30 hex to move fish into within a week
__________________
JTAM963
JTAM963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #15
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTAM963
So what size tank is adequate?
Probably a minimum of about 350g.
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 09:59 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Illinois USA
Posts: 130
WOW thats huge..well ill never get a tank like that..maybe 150 tops
__________________
JTAM963
JTAM963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 10:45 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 2,108
Send a message via AIM to hc8719 Send a message via MSN to hc8719
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sicklid
Are those BGK's? I thought those were spotted... The black is all black with a white stripe, no? Well whatever they are, look at this one.
this is a BGK:
__________________
"Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research."
George Bernard Shaw
hc8719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 03:53 AM   #18
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTAM963
WOW thats huge..well ill never get a tank like that..maybe 150 tops
Impossible to make large enough, no matter what dimensions you go with, I am afraid....even a 36"-40" fish would be cramped in a 6' x 3' x 18" tank (200g)...you would really need about 8' x 4' x 2' (475g).
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 01:38 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 2,108
Send a message via AIM to hc8719 Send a message via MSN to hc8719
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toirtis
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTAM963
WOW thats huge..well ill never get a tank like that..maybe 150 tops
Impossible to make large enough, no matter what dimensions you go with, I am afraid....even a 36"-40" fish would be cramped in a 6' x 3' x 18" tank (200g)...you would really need about 8' x 4' x 2' (475g).
seeing that biggest one, i'd consider the zoo, or a pond. though JTAM i doubt it will peak at 48" in an aquarium.

if it brings you any comfort, BGKs, fish that peak at 24" in the wild, max out at 12" and sometimes (though i've never seen it") 18" in aquariums, so i suppose you can estimate around how big your knife will max at
__________________

__________________
"Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research."
George Bernard Shaw
hc8719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
knifefish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
African Knifefish Won't Eat follicle Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 0 09-21-2009 10:24 PM
centipede knifefish? aquakid Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 10-26-2008 02:10 PM
Black Ghost Knifefish Drake Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 01-26-2005 01:38 PM
Help with Black Ghost Knifefish please.. Bad Jeff Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 09-27-2004 08:46 PM
Clown Knifefish...Big Boy! fhqwhgads Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 04-13-2004 07:30 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.