Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Sign Up
    1. Please double check and update your email --> http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/index.php?account/contact-details

    trumpet knifefish

    Discussion in 'Knifefish' started by screaminleeman, Jun 28, 2010.

    1. screaminleeman

      screaminleeman MFK Members

      Joined:
      Nov 27, 2009
      Messages:
      1,431
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Westminster, MD
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 1:50 PM
      I bought two of these beautiful fish. Currently they are in a 55G quaranteen tank along with a black ghost knife that I also just bought.

      Trumpet Knives are aroung 7"
      BGK is around 4"

      They all seem to be getting along fine, and the trumpet knives appear to be schooling. It is hard as heck to find any data on the trumpet knifefish.

      Do they do well in pairs? Will they get along with the black ghost knife if kept together in the long run?
       
    2. Hoyo12

      Hoyo12 MFK Members

      Joined:
      Jun 23, 2009
      Messages:
      4,190
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      WI
      Last Seen:
      Apr 15, 2015
      Trumpet Knife fish are a peaceful species of Knife, and like to be in groups. So the pair should be just fine.
      As for the BGK, they can be aggressive towards certain species of fish. If they are all new to the tank, it may work. Only time will tell. ;)
       
    3. peewee

      peewee MFK Members

      Joined:
      Feb 24, 2009
      Messages:
      6,881
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      At your back..watch out!
      Last Seen:
      Mar 2, 2015
      i wanna see pics! :D
       
    4. diego1114

      diego1114 MFK Members

      Joined:
      Jun 8, 2009
      Messages:
      158
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Ecuador
      Last Seen:
      May 28, 2012
      Hoyo is right, you should be ready to move one of 'em out if things doesn't work out...
       
    5. screaminleeman

      screaminleeman MFK Members

      Joined:
      Nov 27, 2009
      Messages:
      1,431
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Westminster, MD
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 1:50 PM
      At work now. Will try to snap some pics & post this evening!
       
    6. screaminleeman

      screaminleeman MFK Members

      Joined:
      Nov 27, 2009
      Messages:
      1,431
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Westminster, MD
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 1:50 PM
      Here are the pics (I hope) if the attach is working now!

      a 001.jpg
      a 002.jpg
      a 003.jpg
      a 004.jpg
      a 011.jpg
       
    7. cichlid_starter

      cichlid_starter MFK Members

      Joined:
      May 31, 2009
      Messages:
      811
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Indianapolis
      Last Seen:
      Oct 1, 2012
      love it.
       
    8. Terri1987

      Terri1987 MFK Members

      Joined:
      Sep 6, 2008
      Messages:
      8
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Baltimore, Md
      Last Seen:
      Jul 18, 2010
      i love ossa knives! i have one thats 13'', there aren't any other knife fish in the tank. I do have a BGK but it is separate. I think it'll be okay with them together since the ossas are laid back in comparison to the BGK and they have the ability to change frequencies so their electrical outputs shouldn't bother one another. what are you feeding yours? I feed live blackworms in a worm feeder. the worm feeder is great because my ossa comes right up to it to feed and fewer of the other fish in the tank eat the blackworms that way. which is good. :)
       
    9. Hoyo12

      Hoyo12 MFK Members

      Joined:
      Jun 23, 2009
      Messages:
      4,190
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      WI
      Last Seen:
      Apr 15, 2015
    10. CoryWentland

      CoryWentland MFK Members

      Joined:
      Jul 3, 2012
      Messages:
      185
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Minnesota
      Last Seen:
      Feb 17, 2015
      Those are some great looking Ossa Knife fish. I also have two of them. The BGK should leave them alone for now but as it gets larger it may become aggressive. It really depends on the specimen, though. I've seen large BGKs be super mean to all other tankmates, and I have also seen them be one of the most peaceful fish you can keep. Hopefully you have a peaceful one.
       

    Share This Page