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post #1 of 6 Old 09-09-2012, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Black ghost knife tank mates??

I'm going to be setting up a 125 gallon and am wondering what's the best tank mates for a bgk.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-10-2012, 01:58 PM
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In a big tank like that maybe > Discus , Angels, elephant nose, Corys and a bristle nose for algae removal.

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-11-2012, 07:35 PM
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Phishnpups, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

I agree with TankfulTropicals. Also, there are some suggestions in our profile. We have fish and plant profiles under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. If the name is used identically in a post to how it appears in the profile, it will shade, example Black Ghost Knifefish and you can click that for the profile. Important info on tank aquascaping for this fish is also mentioned.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-04-2012, 03:48 PM
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I actually was about to post the exact same question. I have a BGK. His name is Wallace and he's darling. Idk about most BGK's... but Wallace isn't the cold-blooded killer he's cracked up to be. He's big enough to start picking on fish but lives peacefully with 5 ghost shrimp, a fancy guppy, a crippled oto catfish and his bff, a golden mystery snail.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-14-2013, 03:39 PM
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BGK tank buddies

I keep mine with some peaceful big oscars, surprisingly.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-28-2013, 07:03 PM
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I keep mine with an African Tiger Fish, some Mahseer, a Pictus Catfish, and an Apollo Shark

My Black Ghost Knife is about 9" or so.

The link in my signature goes to my youtube channel where I have a bunch of videos of the fish.
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