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Old 07-12-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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how fast do bgk's grow

i've had a blackghost knife for about a year and he has benn the same size since i got him... around 4 inches. i'm wondering what there growing rate is.
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Slow, but he should have put on a good inch or so in that year.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:21 AM   #3
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what size is the tank?
mine have grown about 2' since i got them 1 1\2 years ago....
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in their info it says 55 gallons, 2 angels, bgk and three clown loaches if its correct
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I heard they grow pretty slow, but it also depends on water temperature. Fish (unless Dr. Innes is wrong) mature at a faster rate if they are in a certain water condition. Warm water fish mature faster at temperature toward the top of their water preference because it speeds up their metabolism and life cycle. ETC.
Just look to see what its prime conditions are and what your tank conditions are and remember that it grows slowly.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:33 PM   #6
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ok thankyou
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petsmart told me if i kept him on a high protein diet (frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, {and when their older beef heart is suppose to do wonders) i can expect him to grow a couple inches in a year.

i only feed mine frozen brine shrimp and blood worms, and make sure he gets enough too

i dont reccomend freeze dried as a permanent diet,

what do you feed yours?
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hey if your a BGK fan, check out: allthingsknife.net its dedicated to knife fish, and has a forum like this one
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thanks for the website!!!
and i feed mine flakes(doesn't eat them, jst the other fish do) bloodworms, shrimp pellets, and algae pellets(my bgk loves those for some reason, he sucks on them lol) and once in a whilei give them fresh veggies like romain lettuce or peas or cucumber etc.
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i thought bgk's were strictly carnivorous...but what do i know, ive only had mine for a month, my pleco wont even tough algae waffers though, i have to put fresh cucumbers in
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