Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Appearance== The clown knifefish is very distinct, normally [[silver]]y gray with a long knife like body (laterally compressed) and a long anal fin that gives these fish their common name. Mature fish normally have 5-10 (or even more) black spots ringed with white that usually increase in number and size as the fish grows. Juvenile fish have [[stripe]]d bands instead of spots. Their long [[anus|anal]] [[fins]] are used to allow the fish to make graceful forward and backward movements. The clown knifefish grows to a fairly large size, up to 100 cm and 5 kg in the wild. It has 2 [[nasal]] [[tentacles]] above their large toothed mouth. In the center of the body there is a flaglike [[dorsal fin]] and has no [[ventral fin]]s. Most clown knifefish are afflicted with cloudy eye color when they age, it is perfectly normal. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Fishapedia are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://fish.fandom.com/wiki/Chitala_ornata"