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    Default 70g tank -- Knife? Bichir? Eel?

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    Considering either a Black Ghost Knife, Senegal (or other variety) Bichir or Fire Eel for my new 70g tank, currently cycling.

    Any opinions on which I should get, or advice on what else to stock tank with in each of these cases?

    I know a lot of people will suggest cichlids as tankmates but I don't want cichlids. The only cichlids I'd be happy with would be kribs or bolivian rams.

    Swaying towards BGK because I imagine I have more variety with what other tankmates I can get with this.

    Any ideas, or personal experience, would be greatly appreciated. :)

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    EDIT: Forgot to mention I was also looking at Elephant nose fish. Any advice on these too would be welcomed.

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    Elephant nose fish require sand as a substrate, they also prefer very subdued lighting and a peat filter.

    I love BGKs, they are the quirkiest fish ever, grow to a huge size!! What about rope/reed fish as a tank mates, could keep 3/4 of them. I have both kribs and Bolivian rams, excellent fish
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    I've never seen or heard of rope/reed fish being sold in my area. The fish-keeping scene is somewhat smaller here in New Zealand and we don't have a lot of varieties that other places do.

    I have always loved BGKs! Do you keep them with your kribs and rams?
    Last edited by Amelia; 04-18-2012 at 12:34 PM.

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    My biggest tank is 48g so I can't keep one :( as my name suggests I'm from scotland, and our fish keeping seen is drab compared to u.s, still see rope fish though
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    A BGK would quickly outgrow a 70 gallon tank, and most likely eat Rams or Kribs when it got large enough. A black or brown African knife would be a much better fit. A Macana zebra knife would also work if you could find one.

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