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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.


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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.


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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?
 

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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.
 

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