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I don't know what you guys are talking about because my mom has had two large tanks and in both of them she had clown knives one she had for over 23 years with cichlids we now have one we've had since it was just a baby and there are numerous different size fish and types of fish with it and we've never had one problem with any of them here is a picture
 

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Hello.
And welcome to Cichlid Form! :)
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With your first post? Looks like you are coming in to this forum with an agenda and a position already on that Clown Knife fish.
Okay.
And sure! Chitala ornata, Clown Knife Fish make a great, large-growing fish to keep in larger aquariums.
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Considered a problem in Florida as an invasive species, the predatory traits of this fish are pretty obvious from the photo.
And well, Clown Knife Fish are a long-lived species, that unfortunately really never do stop growing. Kept with larger Cichlids such as African Haps or larger New World types, they tend to do well in six foot long (plus) sized tanks.
But, as you can see.... if any fish kept with a Clown Knife Fish is small enough to fit in it's mouth? It will almost certainly be eaten one day.
 
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