Submitted by J. Uecker on 02/03/2003. ( )

I have a knife fish mounted up but I am having trouble finding good reference for finishing. I took pics and notes when this specimen came in but of course it had been frozen for some time. The notes helped in the placement of the eye spots and halos but not a help in the true coloration of the fish.
I have checked the library for books on tropical fish and come up with mostly black and white photos and found no good pics on the internet that would be good reference.
Does anybody know where I can get good pics or maybe a website that would be helpful.
This is a Clown Knifefish; Notopterus chitala ornata
Thanks in advance for any help.

Jeff Uecker

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This response submitted by Frank on 02/03/2003. ( )

Jeff,If you go to search,it will come up with a couple pictures and a nice video of a Notopterus chitla (clown knifefish).

Thanks Frank

This response submitted by J. Uecker on 02/03/2003. ( )

I found some good stuff,Frank.
Thanks for the info. It actually looks like an easy paint job compared to other species but we got to have reference ya know!
Thanks again. Jeff


This response submitted by newbirdman on 02/03/2003. ( )

Jeff , I have a fiberglass repro for a 19" clown knife if you need one . I also have close up photos of this fish .



This response submitted by J. Uecker on 02/05/2003. ( )

Hey Rick,

I would like to see the pictures and would also be interested in the paint schedule that you used if you painted it yourself. The repro is too large for what I need but thank you much for the offer.

Very grateful, Jeff

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