06-20-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanguinefox
Sorry to break your enthusiasm here but your 120 gallon tank is not big enough for a BGK. These guys need wider tanks and if yours is a tall, than turning around as an adult is going to be an issue. They do not have very flexible spines.
I agree, I think the tank is a bit short in length. But it's wide. I also agree that an eel would be a better choice.
As far as inflexible spines - my BGK is about 12 inches long and when it was netted, the fish almost folded in half. It was also able to turn around in the bag. Both things I did not expect, after hearing about how inflexible they are.