What kind of fish is this?

  1. aleu18

    aleu18 Member Member

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    Im on vacation in south america to see my family and being the animal lover than i am i went to go visit some local petshops. Well...they are very very VERY different from american stores.
    first off people here can buy a pet stingray at the store. And then today i saw a pretty aggresive fish who followed ur finger and then decided it wanted to eat it. It looked pretty cool though. Anyone know what it is?
     

  2. AsianManJames

    AsianManJames Initiate Member

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    Could you please provide us with a picture?
    Thanks
     

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    aleu18 Member Member

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    Yea sorry i was busy posting it and then the internet failed me
     

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    It didnt say
     
  7. BluMan1914

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    Those are Knife Fish.
    I don't know the name of the first Knife, but the second Knife is a Clown Knife. Very beautiful fish, they get big. You would need at least a 55g for just one. They are nocturnal and need lots of hiding places.
    After taking another look, the first looks like a Clown Knife as well.
    Anders247, TexasDomer, hampalong, chromedome52.
     
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    In India we say it as 'chitol'. But it is a clown knife fish.
     
  9. TexasDomer

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    You need a tank much larger than a 55 gal for a clown knife. They get huge.
     
  10. hampalong

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    They're both Clown Knifefish. First picture is Chitala blanci, second is Chitala ornata, both from the Mekong basin.
     

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    I was also going to say knife fish. But everybody beat me to it. Must be really neat brousing those fish stores. Alison;)
     
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    Clown Knifefish look awesome. I don't have any tanks that are anywhere near large enough to keep one, though.
     
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    All these tankbusters are available in the UK too (there's not much danger of released tropical fish surviving a British winter). They invariably get bought by people with tanks that are way too small.
     

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