Clown Knifefish

Where in the world?

Lakes, swamps, and river backwaters of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.


Animal Facts:

The Clown Knifefish, also known as Spotted Knifefish or Clown Featherback, is a nocturnal, tropical freshwater fish with a long, very distinct knife-like body that gives these fish their name. Adult Knifefish also have a row of black spots ringed with white. The size of these spots usually decreases as the fish grows.

This species grows to a fairly large size, up to a little more than 3 feet and can weigh up to 11 pounds in the wild.

They normally hunt live prey and will attempt to eat any fish that fits into their mouths.

Did you know?

Since these fish usually live in swamps or lakes with stagnant water and little oxygen, they can breathe air at the surface of the water to survive.



Posted on

July 31, 2019