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Old 10-21-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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So, we were in petsmart earlier tonight buying food for the dogs, cats, and parrots, and I wandered by the fish section and happened to see a black ghost knife in one of the tanks. I've seen them in there before and they are usually the length of a toothpick at the most, but this one is a good 4" or so already, so I grabbed him up (plus it was on sale!).

He's now in the 125. Will try to get some pics tomorrow.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #2
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You will love him. I have one in my 125 and he is all over. Plus he will swim to my hand when I am cleaning and swim through my fingers and sometimes eat from my hand.
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Awesome! I would love a bgk if I ever can get abig enough tank. Looking forward to pics.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:45 AM   #4
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he's settled in pretty good, but he pretty much hides most of the day, and I see him rooting around after the moonlights come on. I'll try to get some pics, he's not very good at hiding since he's fairly big.
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I have a black ghost knife fish too, he is without doubt the best fish I have ever had. He is about 7" I keep him in a 300ltr tank. It took him about 2 weeks before he felt comfortable to come out with the lights on, now he is out all the time and spends most of his time swimming Round with my reed fish. He is an amazing character And the tank would not be the same without him. I hope you enjoy your fish as much as I do.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:00 PM   #6
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Thanks and welcome to the forum! Mine still hides when the lights are on, the tank is packed full of tall sword plants though so I guess that's what he likes to do.
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Just a thought what other fish do you have in the tank with him? I used to have quite a few Bottom dwellers, I had 2 feather fin cats, 2 synodontis multipunctatus cats, 2 driftwood cats, a plec and an algae eater. At that time my BGK would stay hidden away for most of the day. I moved the cats to another tank just leaving my favourite 2 in with him. 2 days after removing the cats my was out all day and has continued to be out all the time. Like I say just a thought.
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He's in there with a few discus and angelfish and siamese algae eaters. It could be a tankmate thing, but I'm not sure, the tank is a 125 so they all have plenty of room.
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I would just watch the angel fish, I had to take mine out when I first put my BGK in, they were a lot bigger than him tho. They used to try and nibble his curtain. It's hard to say, if you had a spare tank you could take out all other tank mates and just leave the BGK on his own, then try introducing the other fish over a period of time to see if his behaviour changes. That's not practical for some people. I know some people that do just that and have some surprising results.
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I may try it, I do have several tanks to work with.
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