Above: In the picture, is a nice premium quality Marble Granite Knifefish swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: These are fabulous looking fish, with a unique pattern.
Origin: These Knifefish are found in South America, where they are collect and shipped to us. So that now you can find many living in aquariums all over the world.
Knifefish can be curious and nip at other tankmates fins, so be careful when choosing fish for your aquarium.
Fish that are too aggressive will not do well with these fish.
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Click here to learn about aquarium temperature, aquarium thermometers, and aquarium heaters.
Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality, Knifefish are sometimes known to pick at the leaves of plants.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
Most 80-gallon aquariums have room along the back for two Penguin 350B Filters, and this is sort of a minimal wild fish set up.
Better is a 120, 150, or 200-gallon aquarium with as many Penguin 350B Filters as will fit across the back.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range.
Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: Knifefish can live for several years.
Keep the water conditions excellent and feed them premium foods, and they may live even longer lives.
Gender: It's difficult to tell males from females, when breeding occurs, it may be easier to tell if the female may become plumper, as they fill with eggs.
Breeding: There is no known reports of this wild fish breeding in captivity.
Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Popularity: These fish are somewhat popular in the hobby.
Names: The scientific name for Marble Granite Knifefish is Steatogenys sp.
Variations: We do not know of any variations, but this fish lives across a wide region in South America, so there might be variations.
Click here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for Wild Fish, including a picture gallery.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world's best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible about caring for our fish and then shipping them carefully.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping and caring for pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.