Adding Knife to my West African Biotope
I have a friend who is trying to re-home an African Knifefish and I told him I'd take it since I think it fits the theme of my biotope pretty well. It's around 4 inches right now.
Problem is, now I'm having second thoughts. I have read that they will eat anything that can fit into their mouth, but I've also read they are shy and will leave small fish alone if they're well fed.
Here's what I've got currently:
5 Kribensis (2 pair plus an odd female)
12 African Banded Barb
6 Congo Tetra
1 Butterfly Fish
5 Cories (I know they're not west african, they're temporarily in here. I hope to replace them with some more appropriate synodontis).
I'm a little worried about the barbs. I had a hard time finding these guys and don't want them to end up as snacks.
I feed well (probably too much), and a healthy variety of fresh, frozen, and flake/pellets. Keeping him well fed is not an issue.
Anyone have experience with these guys and smaller fish?