African Knife or Clown Knife Fish

Latin Name

Xenomystus nigri

pH Value

6.8

Water Temperature

76-80 deg. F

Size

36"

Breeding

Egg Layers

Feeding

Mainly Live Fish, Flakes, Pellets, Brine Shrimp & Worms if you are lucky

Notes

They do best when in pairs or more. Can grow very large

Lighting

More nocturnal; prefers dusk and dawn. Dim lighting suggested

Temperament

Peaceful, very good community fish with fish its own size or larger only. Anything smaller may be dinner. Do not place in tanks smaller than 100
gallons; 150+ gallons is preferred.

Comments

A super fish. Just be careful because you may buy them very small and they grow very large! They are also very deceiving, their mouths look very small until they hinge their jaws. These fishes can eat small and medium size fish in a hurry. They are rather plain looking as juveniles but they get their tell-tale spots once they get into adulthood. These fishes are NOT for the beginner.