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AaronW 11-17-2012 09:56 PM

BGK questions
 
Does anyone own one? Was thinking of getting one for a 60 gallon planted community. Are they even community fish?

vanimal 11-17-2012 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by AaronW
Does anyone own one? Was thinking of getting one for a 60 gallon planted community. Are they even community fish?

I think an African Brown Knife would be a better choice.

Aski247 11-17-2012 10:31 PM

They grow upwards of 18" so to long for a 60g they wouldn't be able to turn around properly. They need 125g to house for life IMO.

The African brown are cool fish as well. That would a been my recommendation for your tank as well.

AaronW 11-17-2012 10:45 PM

Brown knife? I like the way they look! Thanks guys. But are the aggressive? Will he bother my eel or vise versa?

vanimal 11-17-2012 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by AaronW
Brown knife? I like the way they look! Thanks guys. But are the aggressive? Will he bother my eel or vise versa?

They are really similar fish except the Brown Knife is less aggressive and smaller so a much better choice for your tank. They should be fine together because I keep a BGK and a Fire Eel together with no problems. For a diet my BGK likes ripped up shrimp, brine shrimp, and his favorite food is blood worms(make sure it is frozen food, if it doesn't get to the bottom it won't be eaten). Some can also be pellet trained but I wouldn't count on it, usually when full grown.


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