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01-30-2013, 09:45 AM #1
Black Ghost Knife Fish and/ or Tank mates
I have moved my Silver Arowana to a 63 Gallon in the hall, (he was in my study room previously).
So the tank in my room is empty for now, it is a 11 Gallon and I have another 1 Gallon tank that I previously used to house feeder fish for the Aro.
I have moved all the feeders to from my 1 Gal to my 11 Gal, which kind of broke my heart as I think it is too large for having feeder fish, I only have 10-15 of them at any given time and my Aro eats 2 of them per day.
I have always wanted to have a Black Ghost Knife fish, it has fascinated me since childhood.
The only ones available in the shop are at a size of 3 inches.
So what would be your choice,
1. Transfer feeder fish back to the 1 Gal.
2. Add the BGKF to the 11 Gal feeder tank that has mollies and GF. I have only mollies or Goldfish at any given time( not fancy GF).
3. Move the BGKF to the 1 Gallon and then plan once he grows bigger.
4. Transfer feeder fish back to the 1 Gal and add the BGKF to the 11 Gal.
5. Skip the idea
Question can the defend themselves from mollies and goldfish, or would they be harmful to both mollies and GF.
Any ideas would be great
01-30-2013, 12:35 PM #2
I'd skip the idea entirely... both of your available tanks are too small to comfortable house a BGKF. They get very large (20"), which I'm sure you know. You really should be saving up for a large tank for the aro. I think a 125 is your next step.
Just my .02
01-30-2013, 12:41 PM #3
+1 to the above. You should not get fish if you do not have an appropriate tank to keep them in. Also, your aro will not do well on a steady diet of feeders, they are nutritionally insufficient as a regular food source. A 1 gallon is not big enough to keep any fish in, even short term.
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01-30-2013, 02:25 PM #4
01-30-2013, 02:34 PM #5
I guess they hide a ton and aren't very social, even when biggest in the tank...
Good to hear you're passing for now, look into other food sources for the aro too, from what I've heard shrimp are good too