Fish Similar To Ghost Knife Fish

  1. MelloYello

    MelloYello Valued Member Member

    I absolutely love the way that black ghost knife fish move and look in the aquarium... However they are really large and I was wondering if anyone knows a fish that looks similarand stays just a bit smaller.
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    I have a 46 gallon bow front that is planted. I would like to keep a schooling fish in there with it, however if that is not possible then I will give up the schooling fish for this other similar fish (if it exists) I have a 30 gallon tank that the schooling fish already in there can be moved to.
     
  2. Seth15

    Seth15 Valued Member Member

    Maybe you could try a african knife fish or a baby whale mormyrid.

    The african knife fish maxes out at 8 inches in the aquarium, so it may need to be put into a bigger aquarium eventually though.

    The baby whale mormyrid maxes out at 6 inches ( at least brienomyrus brachyistius the one I'm referring to) they are quite sensitive fish however and are also quite rare to come by in the hobby.
     
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    MelloYello

    MelloYello Valued Member Member

    Thanks!
     


  4. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    You could do a school of glass catfish. They stay much smaller and are completely clear, schooling fish. Their whiskers are so cute!!
     
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    MelloYello

    MelloYello Valued Member Member

    Glass catfish are supper cool, I always like seeing them in stores.
     
  6. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    I just saw some a few days ago and I sobbed a little cause o don't have the space for them
     
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    MelloYello

    MelloYello Valued Member Member

    Relatable
     
  8. G

    Gennat New Member Member

    What about a chocolate ghost knife fish? They grow to be 8".
     
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    MelloYello

    MelloYello Valued Member Member

    Wait really!? Omg thank you so much!