Clown Knifefish
Chitala ornata

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

18" +

Minimum Tank Size

150 gallon

Color

Black, Brown, White

Diet

Carnivore

Water Conditions

Acidic (5.5 to 7.2 pH), soft water hardness (1 to 8 dGH), 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Clown Knifefish (Chitala ornata) naturally occupy flooded, backwater wetlands thru-ought South Eastern Asia. The Clown Knifefish are relatively passive, despite reaching a length of up to three feet.

Aquarium Diet (Carnivore): Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp, Krill, Mullusk, Clam, Feeder Fish, Carnivore Pellet

Preferred Water Chemistry: Acidic (5.5 to 7.2 pH), soft water hardness (1 to 8 dGH), 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Compatibility: The Clown Knifefish (Chitala ornata) are typically compatible with Acara, Severum, Blood Parrot, Silver Dollar, Rainbowfish, Synodontis, and Plecostomus.