I Need Some Suggestions On My New Clown Knife Fish!

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Hey guys,
So I went to my LFS, and there was a clown knife fish, about five inches long, still a baby,
and he was on sale for seven dollars...

I was talking to the store manager about how I really wanted him, but I had to wait for my allowance.

And he then, he just said congratulations! And he just GAVE him to me!

SO I have a new baby clown knife fish...


Getting to the point, do you guys have any suggestions on tank setups, and things I need to look out for?
Thank you!
 

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Well....seeing as how they get get 3 feet long...you need a monster sized tank if you want to keep that fish.

Are you able to get a tank 200 gallons or larger?
 
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Yes I am!
I'm going to prepare a 400 gallon, with just the clown knife.
I usually go bigger for all of my fish, so I'm preparing myself!
 

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BlueLovesBirds said:
Yes I am!
I'm going to prepare a 400 gallon, with just the clown knife.
I usually go bigger for all of my fish, so I'm preparing myself!
Wow!! 400 gallons??? For a "young high schooler"?? That's awesome that your parents will allow that!! Are they fans of the fish hobby as well?
 
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Yeah! My parents literally gave up on me and my LOVE for fish!!

They said that if I'm going to save up my money and buy it myself, and I won't drown the house,
Then its okay!

But my parents don't really know much about fish.
They're the type of people to keep guppies in a bowl...unfortunately...

I won't let them do that anymore though!
 

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BlueLovesBirds said:
Yeah! My parents literally gave up on me and my LOVE for fish!!

They said that if I'm going to save up my money and buy it myself, and I won't drown the house,
Then its okay!

But my parents don't really know much about fish.
They're the type of people to keep guppies in a bowl...unfortunately...

I won't let them do that anymore though!
A 400 gallon could definitely drown the house! Hopefully not though! haha

How long do you think it'll take you to save enough money to buy a tank that large? Will you even be living at home anymore at that point!?haha kidding.
 

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Hmmm, a DIY plywood aquarium would be much more affordable than a glass one, though you may have issues finding something that works as a viewing panel, the King of DIY has a building series on YouTube about it.
 
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Yeah...

I saw the King of DIY video.
I regularly watch his channel for ideas!

I might do something like that, like, on the ground.

So something like the 2000 gallon that Joey Mullen has...
But DEFINITELY smaller.
 

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PheonixKingZ said:
I have a question, how on earth do you build “A wooden aquarium”!?
Watch the videos for the full version, but TLDR version is pond epoxy

BlueLovesBirds said:
Yeah...

I saw the King of DIY video.
I regularly watch his channel for ideas!

I might do something like that, like, on the ground.

So something like the 2000 gallon that Joey Mullen has...
But DEFINITELY smaller.
Just a tad smaller
 

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