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So my favorite fish of all time is the Black Ghost Knife but since they get so big I will not get one unless I have at least a 300 gal tank.

I know people are gonna say you can get away with a lot smaller tanks but I have a real problem with that. I could survive living in a jail cell but I would not be too happy.

That being said I was researching smaller knifefish and came across the Centipede knifefish, Steatogenys duidae.

Anyone have experience with these guys? Also could a group live comfortably in a 65g considering what I said above?
 

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I agree. I have an African brown knife and he is awesome! Eats just about everything and is about 7-8inch. As adults they are solitary but you g ones like to be in groups. He is in my 60 gallon tank. His favorite type of day is twilight. Hope you get one! :D
 

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Thanks, I was looking at them as well. They sound interesting but the difference between a foot long and 8 inches is what is deterring me.

Any one have anything on the centipede knifefish?
 

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Ok so after closer inspection only in the wild do they get 12" when in a aquarium they are about the same size as the centipede
 

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Yeah I'm not too worried about that. He likes his Mealworms and blood worms too much to mess with any of my fish. He won't eat the Beef heart I bought though, little punk..

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Yeah I'm not too worried about that. He likes his Mealworms and blood worms too much to mess with any of my fish. He won't eat the Beef heart I bought though, little punk..

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Wow mine was not fussy at all. He would eat chunks of algae waffers.
 
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