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chris - 2012-05-26
i bought 2 BGK fish, both about 5 cm (2 inches) they look fine but I am not sure if this is normal. One during the day just lies next to a plant not moving at all. I always think it's dead so I knock on the tank to be sure. I think it's just sleeping or something since it's a nocturnal fish. At night it's very active it swims all over the place but the other BGK stays in a pipe I put in the tank all day an night just swimming in the same place unlike the other one. Are they ok? My tank is 9.25 gallons (35 litres)is that ok? and how long does it take for them to grow to 15 cm(6 inches)?

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  • lauren - 2012-07-19
    They get BIG like 18 to 20 inches in captivity and need a large tank. They are not super active swimmers they need probably a 50 gallon or more.
  • Eryn - 2012-10-29
    10 gallons is not even close to big enough for one of these fish, much less two. They are small now, but they will grow quick (even quicker if they are fed a high protein diet). You need to upgrade to a 50 gallon (minimum), or find a new home for these fish, before they get stressed out and die.
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Jonathan fesler - 2011-04-17
I had 2 pom pom knife fish, that changed colors from gray to black, I could put my hand
In the tank and they would swim between my fingers, if I put my finger on the outside of the tank they would swim to my finger, amazing fish, lost them
In divorce!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-18
    You will have to set up another tank. It is hard but so worth it.
  • timmy - 2011-10-13
    Hi, Could you tell me where i can buy that fish.
    Thanks
    timmy
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Klaus - 2012-10-20
I have 2 knifefish (in the same tank mind you) and I've been wondering would I be able to put some Angelfish in with them I'm also interested in clown loaches, any advice?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-20
    In a large tank itshould be fine.
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Brandon barnabe - 2012-10-10
I am going to get 1 African knife fish soon,i believe it is about 2 or 3inch long, will a 20 gallon tank be fine for a few months? since it takes years to grown for them.Also when he is at 3 inch is it okay for them to eat feeder fish smaller than them? ive seen some pretty small ones at petsmart. Please if any one could help me, much appreciation.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-10
    For a few months it will be fine, but remember these fish can be very sensitive to tank changes.  They can eat small feeders but make sure they are quaranteened to make sure you do not add disease to your tank.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-10
    For a few months it will be fine, but remember these fish can be very sensitive to tank changes.  They can eat small feeders but make sure they are quaranteened to make sure you do not add disease to your tank.
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Sara - 2012-09-15
I have a large adult over 1 ft almost 1 1/2 ft. Long. Very good health very hearty. Just looking for a good home willing to let go of tank and other fish as well I am moving soon and won't be able to take them with me. I'm so sad but I have to sell them all! If you are interested please call 714-474-9184. Thank u! I

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  • KENNETH - 2012-10-04
    I'm interested in your fish please call me and lets talk details. 847-845-5549
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Anonymous - 2012-10-03
Will black knife ghost fish get along with a small puffer fish?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-04
    The puffer is normally the issue not the knife.  Really depends on personalities. I have kept them together and didn't have issues. But it was in a very large tank.
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J - 2012-09-27
Perhaps a better question would be, is a 4' clown loach safe with a 10' Black Ghost Knife BGK?

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J - 2012-09-27
I have 7 1'-1.5' Clown Loaches and 5 2' Weather/Dojo Loaches, with a 2.5' BGK. They are more then happy now, but I know loaches are slow growers, especially after 4-5'. Will The BGK outgrow the Clowns and Dojos, or should they all grow about the same rate to be safely tanked together? Please let me know. If not I will take BGK back to the store (deadline for return is in 6 days) and wait a year to give my loaches time to get a head start on growing. (PS tank is 80 gals [planning to upgrade to 200] with over 800gph filtration and a 320gph water pump and 2 air stones). Thanks for any advice!

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sonja - 2012-09-25
My ghost fish means the world to me. As my kids call him puppy dog he loves his blood worms, I would just like to know how do you learn them to eat from your hand .

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-25
    Use forceps or tongs and dangle in front of the fish.  Bring it closer to the surface as the fish gets use to it.  I would not recommend using your fingers.  Humans carry germs and bacteria that is not good for fish.
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Aaron Maher - 2012-09-24
I have a large albino clownknife about one week now and i have just noticed these 3 large things crawling on him theses look like really large parasites,he is also in with a alligator gar and a silver arawana they have none of these on them but have bad damage done to them ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-24
    It may be the larger parasite, Argulus, also known as fish louse. They are about 1/4 inch long and need to be treated usually the same way as for flukes. See the fish diseases and treatment for more informaton about this and other parasites.
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