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    I found some old baby pics of the zebra and Carapo. The zebra is the top pic, the wee Carapo in the lower pic was in a one pint tub. The floating plants were Lemma minor, aka tiny duckweed.




    No clue where you could find a Carapo. I don't think I've ever seen one listed on aquabid, but there are a couple importers/sellers there that may be worth contacting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka View Post
    I found some old baby pics of the zebra and Carapo. The zebra is the top pic, the wee Carapo in the lower pic was in a one pint tub. The floating plants were Lemma minor, aka tiny duckweed.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...a/P1040362.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...a/P1040171.jpg

    No clue where you could find a Carapo. I don't think I've ever seen one listed on aquabid, but there are a couple importers/sellers there that may be worth contacting.
    They are an interesting looking fish for sure. I really want one.
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    I say just go for the gold and get a tiger knife fish.

    http://www.aquascapeonline.com/produ...tus-tiger.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    I say just go for the gold and get a tiger knife fish.

    http://www.aquascapeonline.com/produ...tus-tiger.html
    Pffft, why stop there? Just get an aba knife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    Pffft, why stop there? Just get an aba knife!
    I've seen more Aba's sold than the tiger knife

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    I'm talking about size, not sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    BGKs are amazing...where do I start? :)

    So, first and foremost, they get BIG. Over a foot big. If given the proper care and adequate room to grow, they will max out around 18" long. Because of this, it is very important to house them in a tank that is at least 18" wide so they have enough space to turn around. I have mine in a 90g, which is 4' long, 2' tall, and 18" wide(front to back). Even this might be too small for him once he is full-grown. I will have to see how he navigates the tank once he is bigger. Right now he is about 10".

    Care sheets commonly say they will only eat live foods like worms. I have not experienced any issue with him feeding. I have him in a community tank that sees many different types of foods, and he chows down on every single type:
    Spirulina flakes
    Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets
    Frozen/thawed blood worms
    Freeze dried blood worms
    Omega One freeze dried brine shrimp
    Hikari freeze dried daphnia
    Hikari freeze dried tubifex worms

    He will come out when I feed micro pellets and cichlid pellets, but those all get snatched up fairly quickly by the other fish so he doesn't get them much.

    I have never EVER seen him attack another fish. He ignores all of the other fish in the tank. He was raised in the tank with them since he was about 3".

    They are nocturnal, and essentially blind. Having either a very heavily-planted tank or lots of hiding spots, such as ghost tubes, is necessary in order for it to feel safe during daylight hours.

    Above all, they are absolutely amazing to watch. They are electric fish, meaning they send out pulses of electrical signals to map their surroundings. By analyzing the amount of time it takes for an electrical signal to bounce off an obstacle and return to the fish, the ghost can tell exactly where that particular object is without actually seeing it. This allows for the fantastic movement you see when watching a ghost move around a tank. It moves forwards, backwards, sideways, upside-down, nose up, nose down, on its back, etc. all while navigating around and through plants and driftwood without ever touching anything.

    Ghosts love to explore. As I'm sitting here at my desk with all the lights off except for the twilight lights from my Finnex on the tank, I can see his tail wagging around and through the plants, like a little puppy, as he explores and hunts for food. Although I can't see his body, his two white bands around the tip of his tail are very visible in the darkness. Ghost are very active (at night) and love to play around in plants and stuff. Please don't get a ghost if you plan on sticking him in a barren cichlid tank with just some pvc pipes and ceramic pots for hiding spots. This is would be a cruel way to treat such a magnificent creature. Give it plants, give it driftwood. Give it something it can treat like an obstacle course. A dynamic setup will encourage behavior that you will love to watch as I can guarantee you that you will never see another fish move around with the complexity and grace of a ghost. Treat it right and having one will be an incredibly rewarding experience for you as its keeper.
    You just sold me

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