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Enzo 05-16-2007 07:18 PM

black ghost knife debate
 
i just went through like 15 utube vids looking at this fish and it was kept in tanks with schools of platies and rosy barbs and the black knife wasnt touching them it only went for the chunk of meat twice the size of the other fish

Rue 05-16-2007 07:41 PM

...and? What's the debate? :?

Enzo 05-16-2007 07:45 PM

i dunno i just think that its ''debatable'' what kind of fish u can put together maybe? i dunno seriously i dunno

Rue 05-16-2007 08:16 PM

...well yes...compatibility charts offer guidelines based on what seems to work and what doesn't...

...and there's always someone with a story that proves the charts wrong...

...but in most cases the guidelines are quite accurate...

Lupin 05-16-2007 11:39 PM

BGKs are still predatory in nature, no more, no less. They will eat the platies and rosy barbs in no time and even if given the chance, therefore there is no question for the BGKs to be placed in a community tank full of small fish. People have long claimed their BGKs live peacefully in the community but sooner or later, they have been proven wrong. BGKs are also easy to be mistaken for a small fish generally because most lfs sell them as juveniles.

Enzo 05-16-2007 11:46 PM

yea sure lupin ok

xingumike 05-17-2007 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enzo
yea sure lupin ok

are you for real?

all the videos you have watched the lights have been on, in my experience the BGK hunts at night, it took out just under 20 tetra from my tank in a week, therefore i had to remove it.

and yes to have a debate it helps to have a question..

Gump 05-17-2007 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin
BGKs are still predatory in nature, no more, no less. They will eat the platies and rosy barbs in no time and even if given the chance, therefore there is no question for the BGKs to be placed in a community tank full of small fish. People have long claimed their BGKs live peacefully in the community but sooner or later, they have been proven wrong. BGKs are also easy to be mistaken for a small fish generally because most lfs sell them as juveniles.

Truth.

mHeinitz57 06-13-2007 10:47 AM

I wrote in another post a similar thing but BGK's are almost blind and hunts via a sonar-like method (like dolphins). They are more so ambush hunters that do best at night when they have that advantage. While they might not be the best hunters, eventually they will get to those platties.


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