black ghost knife fish with ghost shrimp (question) - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Byron
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-08-2011, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Question black ghost knife fish with ghost shrimp (question)

i have an aquarium Broujos's Tank - 4 gallon Freshwater fish tank and i want to add 1 or more ghost shrimps but i am afraid that my black ghost knife fish (4 inch, 10 cm) will eat it , can i do something to avoid it? also if u want tell me about important things that a ghost shrimp needs! Thank you

Read more: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...#ixzz1RWqsnPZJ
broujos is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 07-08-2011, 03:34 PM
Member
 
jeaninel's Avatar
 
Aquarium
The Ghost shrimp will be a snack for the BGK.

Looks like it was already mentioned in your other post, but your 4 gallon tank is way too small for a BGK, even a young one. They can grow to over a foot long. If kept in too small of a tank fish cannot grow properly and become stunted and this causes all sorts of health issues and early death. It's best to buy the proper sized tank BEFORE you buy the fish.


http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/profiles/black-ghost-knifefish/

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
jeaninel is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-08-2011, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeaninel View Post
The Ghost shrimp will be a snack for the BGK.

Looks like it was already mentioned in your other post, but your 4 gallon tank is way too small for a BGK, even a young one. They can grow to over a foot long. If kept in too small of a tank fish cannot grow properly and become stunted and this causes all sorts of health issues and early death. It's best to buy the proper sized tank BEFORE you buy the fish.


http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/profiles/black-ghost-knifefish/
thank you, and im sorry about this.. the person who sold it to me told me that a 4 gallon tank would be great and that if i keep it in a small tank it will not grow up! this is a lie, isnt it?
broujos is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-08-2011, 07:20 PM
Member
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
well, no. he was telling the truth on it not outgrowing the tank. In a tank too small, the fish's growth will be stunted and it will die very young (before he's old enough to outgrow the tank). Still, quite a depressing life for a fish.

On the 'great' part, perhaps he just didn't know any better? I'm hesitant to say someone was lying... most likely, they were just severely misinformed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius
__________________

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

_____________________
redchigh is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-09-2011, 01:11 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I posted a link to an article on common "myths" and this issue of fish growing to the tank size was one of them. This is extremely bad for the fish, and cruel.

Here's the article link again.

Fishkeeping myths that just refuse to die | Blog | Practical Fishkeeping
plumdogg likes this.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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]
Byron is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 07-09-2011, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Byron View Post
I posted a link to an article on common "myths" and this issue of fish growing to the tank size was one of them. This is extremely bad for the fish, and cruel.

Here's the article link again.

Fishkeeping myths that just refuse to die | Blog | Practical Fishkeeping
dont worry about the fish!! i went 1 hour ago at the local pet shop, and i found an 63 gallon tank for it! when it grows more i may buy a bigger one for it! thank you again Byron !!
broujos is offline  
Reply

Tags
black ghost knife fish , ghost shrimp

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ghost Shrimp With Black Ghost Knife Fish (question) broujos Introduce Yourself 18 07-18-2011 07:05 PM
Black Ghost Knife fish nomel Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 08-19-2009 12:07 PM
Black Knife Ghost Fish Sj45 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 4 02-11-2009 04:18 PM
black ghost knife fish nvmyluv420 Ancient Fish 6 07-27-2007 08:59 PM

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome