Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-26-2005, 03:22 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: canada
Posts: 39
Black Ghost Knife Fish tank size

Is it possible to keep a Black Ghost Knife Fish in a 40g tank with no ther fish in it?
__________________

__________________
fishilover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, Pa
Posts: 5,972
Send a message via AIM to lmw80 Send a message via MSN to lmw80 Send a message via Yahoo to lmw80
Personally, I wouldn't keep a BGK in anything less than a 50. They can get well over a foot long.

P.S. Welcome to Aquarium Advice!!
__________________

__________________
-Lori
Join the Eastern PA/Greater Philadelphia Forum! Click here: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/groupcp.php?g=7825

Aquariums are like jello - there's always room for more.
lmw80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 04:12 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: canada
Posts: 39
Thanks for the advice and thanks for the welcome
__________________
fishilover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 02:57 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 146
Those things look so cool. I've seen a few in the pet store, and they look so rad. They are also expensive. About $20 CAD.
__________________
Elmware is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 03:04 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, Pa
Posts: 5,972
Send a message via AIM to lmw80 Send a message via MSN to lmw80 Send a message via Yahoo to lmw80
They are very beautiful fish. When I get my 75 or 100 gallon I definitly want one!
__________________
-Lori
Join the Eastern PA/Greater Philadelphia Forum! Click here: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/groupcp.php?g=7825

Aquariums are like jello - there's always room for more.
lmw80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 03:08 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 146
I want one, but haven't got the kind of money to throw around on big tanks. I also read somewhere that it's a good idea to keep a peice of driftwood with some hollow parts in the tank, and watch if other fish go in there, because the BGK can get aggressave towards them if they go into their space.
__________________
Elmware is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 03:27 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, Pa
Posts: 5,972
Send a message via AIM to lmw80 Send a message via MSN to lmw80 Send a message via Yahoo to lmw80
I haven't done too much research on them but I don't think they see well... I think they use some kind of sonar or wave to "see"
__________________
-Lori
Join the Eastern PA/Greater Philadelphia Forum! Click here: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/groupcp.php?g=7825

Aquariums are like jello - there's always room for more.
lmw80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 04:37 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rich311k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
They actually transmit a weak electric current that allows them to navigate and to find prey. They can grow to 18 inches or so, but that is rare. Once they overcome their initial shyness they can be very friendly fish. Eat out of your hand Etc.
__________________
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2005, 12:15 AM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, Pa
Posts: 5,972
Send a message via AIM to lmw80 Send a message via MSN to lmw80 Send a message via Yahoo to lmw80
wonderful info....thanks rich311k!
__________________
-Lori
Join the Eastern PA/Greater Philadelphia Forum! Click here: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/groupcp.php?g=7825

Aquariums are like jello - there's always room for more.
lmw80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2005, 12:53 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kansas City, KS
Posts: 498
Send a message via AIM to mrcrazypants05
one of the LFS around here has one a little over a foot long in a tank when you first enter the store. It's an amazing fish. They also have a foot long plecostomus and a large oscar as well. Theres about 2-3 more fish in it as well, but I'm not sure what they were.
__________________
125gallon - 3 Giant Danios - 1 7" Jack Dempsey - 1 5" Green Terror - 1 9" Lutino Oscar
65RR - SW - 30g Sump w/fuge - 40lbs MI LR 30lbs Base - 4-5"Sand Bed - 2 false black perculas, 1 six line wrasse, 1 peppermint shrimp, 6 zebra hermits, 6 blue leg hermits, 6 nassarius snails, 6 astrea snails
mrcrazypants05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2005, 01:50 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcrazypants05
one of the LFS around here has one a little over a foot long in a tank when you first enter the store. It's an amazing fish. They also have a foot long plecostomus and a large oscar as well. Theres about 2-3 more fish in it as well, but I'm not sure what they were.
Im guessing a Jack Dempsey and or a Green Terror..
__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2005, 01:54 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kansas City, KS
Posts: 498
Send a message via AIM to mrcrazypants05
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenmagi

Im guessing a Jack Dempsey and or a Green Terror..
I think Jack Dempsey was written on the tank. Like $35 for it I think. heh I don't know if thats a good price. I just got into the hobby.
__________________

__________________
125gallon - 3 Giant Danios - 1 7" Jack Dempsey - 1 5" Green Terror - 1 9" Lutino Oscar
65RR - SW - 30g Sump w/fuge - 40lbs MI LR 30lbs Base - 4-5"Sand Bed - 2 false black perculas, 1 six line wrasse, 1 peppermint shrimp, 6 zebra hermits, 6 blue leg hermits, 6 nassarius snails, 6 astrea snails
mrcrazypants05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
black ghost knife, black ghost knife fish, ghost, tan, tank size

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tank size for black ghost knife fish? coolchinchilla Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 18 12-29-2006 01:51 AM
Black Ghost Knife fish? kaz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 12-24-2005 02:04 AM
Black Ghost Knife fish. DeFeKt Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 05-24-2005 10:56 PM
Black Ghost Knife Fish miketosh Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 05-19-2005 08:20 PM
Black Ghost Knife Fish stevensys Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 08-25-2004 04:43 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.