Black Ghost knife questions

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by josh7, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Can a black ghost knife be with 4 silver dollars and a tiger Oscar in a 75 gallon tank the filtration is a emperor 400 and a marineland 350 and it has many hiding places like a 3 foot piece of hollow drift wood.

    Also what do you feed ghost knifes and do they come out often like are they very active in the daytime.

  2. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    a 75 is a good grow out tank for a BGK, though I am not sure how it would hold up to an oscar. It's not really an aggressive fish. I'm sure a large specimen could do okay, but I doubt the ones that regularly for sale could. I've tried a couple times, and am going to try one last time - the issue I had was getting them to eat.
  3. josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Alright the ones my lfs sells are 8 inches they just order 1 once a week and I think it might work if I fed maybe an hour after lights go out what do you think.
  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    When I get one, it's gonna be kept in quarantine for a few months. I want to make sure it's eating well before I introduce it into the larger tank.
  5. josh7Well Known MemberMember

    That's what I was gonna do after the tank is cycled just add him leave him Aline for 2 weeks and make sure he is eating good I think I will try it though do you think it might work out.
  6. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    IME 2 weeks is no where near long enough. The two I had lived for 2-3 months each, before they died - never saw them eat.
  7. josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Really how about I try 1 month and see what happensif he is eating then I will try others if not I will just keep on waiting.
  8. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Well, it'll take as long as it takes ;)
  9. josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Yah I know thats just how long I want it to take.
  10. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I'm right there with ya

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