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  1. #1

    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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    Happy One-Year! - Rue Happy New Year! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 No Message - 850R Now THAT was a nice quiet beer... But now that we have had another... Let's go break stuff!! :-P - 850R 
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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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    I don't think either of those are available here unfortunately. :/ Oh well.

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    Hmm.. Rope fish are a lot of fun, unless the aquarium lid is not tight.
    The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

    One 75 gallon: Senegal Bichir, a Reed Fish, 1 Fire Eel and a Rio Negro Pleco

    80 gallon: 2 female Hornet Cichlids and a Unknown Cichlid

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    What about an Ornate Bichir? :) I'm going to live vicariously through your large tank since I'll probably never have one that size... a friend of mine has one and she says when she comes home from work and it's feeding time he begs like a little dog. I've also heard Ornates tend to stay a little smaller than Senegal/Dinosaur Bichirs...
    5 gallon planted tank - 1 female betta and one HUGE mystery snail
    60 gallon planted community 3 marble lyretail mollies, 3 creamsicle mollies, 9 lampeye tetras, 5 bloodfin tetras, 4 black skirt tetras, 1 rubberlipped pleco, 3 peppered corys, 3 bumblebee catfish, 3 emerald green corydoras, 2 gold danios, and 2 giant danios

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    Have a martini on me fellow western marylander - jbeining75 thank you so much my puffer and i are very happy - Angila Heres one! :D - Wild Turkey nice plecos - KingFisher For all your advice  thanks - Celtic Fins 
    for your kind comments. - Celtic Fins Merry Christmas - Northernguy Awesome help with my loaches - R2 Ranch Seasons Greetings. Have a great Christmas - Celtic Fins Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill 
    Happy New year - Celtic Fins May the Anti troll force be with you. - Celtic Fins 2001 posts! - Northernguy For your helpful fry advice - Cliff Its not a featherfin but thanks for the info!lol - Northernguy 
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    Ornates are something like rattlesnakes, though not as flexible. As they grow longer they also get bulkier/bigger around.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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