Albino Clown Knifefish - Chitala chitala

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I just purchased an albino asiatic knifefish. It is 4" long. I put him in a 55 gallon tank that has a 3.5" blackghost knife; a 3.5" royal clown knife, a 3.5" silver clown knife, 4" african brown knife. The albino is absolutely not the shy type. It moves about the tank perpetually only occasionally stopping. It goes thru all the hiding places and chases out any knife fish it sees. All of the other knife fishes are a bit shy and like generally will stay in its hiding spot. The albino appears to be a little pushy and likes to assert itself. The only knifefish that can handle it is the african brown. The african brown has the most agility of movement when being chased by the albino. The albino tends to get a little aggravated when the african brown can easily dodge and put itself behind the albino. I'm not sure what to do with the albino. It is a bit more aggressive than the others and its perpetual motion reminds me of a giant danio. I'm a little disappointed that many internet sites claim that they are peaceful. My albino is very pushy with its tank mates.
New florida gar, jardini arowana, and albino clown knife fish
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The Albino Clown Knife is such an interesting fish. It is a nocturnal hunter that can grow over three feet in the wild. It has an anal fin that is used for propulsion, and they can actually swim backwards! New florida gar, jardini arowana, and albino clown knife fish
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Name: Albino Clown Knife Fish
Size: 19″
Price: $480
Diet: Market Prawn, Feeder
Ph: 6~8
Temp: 23C~28C
Status: AvailableI had bought a clown knife, the last fish I purchased after I got my 54 gal tank. He is now 7" long and ate my $40.00 albino plecosomous. I was so upset. Now my poor clown loach is missing, without a trace! I guess only the strong survive. But he is my favorite fish of the 3 I have left.(R.I.P.)My little ones.This species is also referred to as ‘clown knifefish’ in the aquarium trade but arguably has no place in the ornamental hobby given its adult size and specialised requirements. It remains inexplicably popular, however, with albino and leucistic forms having been line-bred for the purpose while apparent hybrids with C. blanci also appear from time-to-time.The normal coloring of the Clown Knifefish is a silvery gray characterized by a variable pattern of large spots above the base of the anal fin. Yet sometimes they may have no spots at all, and sometimes they may have two rows of smaller spots. Other common names it is known by are Clown Featherback Fish, Spotted Knifefish, Spotted Featherback Fish, and Clown Knife. There is also an albino color form as seen in the picture above that's called the Albino Clown Knifefish.Enormous albino iridescent sharks, albino silver Arowana, albino pacu, albino clown knife, clown loaches, shovel nose cat fish, albino Channel cat, golden jack Dempsey and moreThe Clown Knifefish can reach up to about 3 1/2 feet (100 cm) and weigh about 11 pounds (5 kg) in the wild. Most tank raise specimens however, won't grow much larger than 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 cm). Its body shape is flat and elongated with an arched back. It has a continuous fin along the underside formed by a joining of the caudal and anal fin. This fin undulates, allowing it to move either forwards or back wards. It also has a very small dorsal fin.Their overall body color is a silvery gray. Their most distinguishing characteristic is a variable pattern of large spots above the base of the anal fin. However, it seems that no two patterns are exactly alike. They may have no spots at all, and sometimes you may find one with two rows of smaller spots. The specimen pictured above is the albino color form.