In the past I have kept many betta fish, but now I am looking for a new type of fish to try keeping.
Black ghost knifefish have caught my eye! I saw a real sweet one at a friend's house... the poor fellow was in a 15 gallon aquarium... but was active and cute none the less.
He/she was probably about 5 inches... and growing fast.. much too big for the little tank. :(
Anyways... I was thinking of getting on of these fellows!
I know a little bit about them... but have heard differently about their minimum tank size. Since they can grow over a foot.. a large tank is needed. But how large? Some websites have recommended 50 gallons as a minimum.. some 75.. and some up to a 100. What do you consider the minimum? I have a great 70gal fluval that I can pair with another filter...so a black knife would be great!
I was going to get aeration, driftwood and a large tank for my friend.. and some tankmates. I'm not all sure what they can live with... what do you recommend? I've heard discus, angels and gouramis can live with them... but I'm thinking of smaller fish as tankmates.
I have some fake plants as hiding places too.. and will get more rocks for it to hide in.... If this does end up happening!!
If you have any experience in keeping these fish or have any suggestions, I would love to hear about it!