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Freshwater Tropical Fish - Black Ghost Knife

Freshwater Tropical Fish Profiles: Black Ghost Knife

  • Temperature: 24 - 28°C
  • Lifespan: 10 years and longer
  • Size: Grow up to 50cm (20 inches) but will only grow up to a foot in a small tank.
  • Origin/Habitat: Amazon River basins in South America
  • Diet: Besides beef-heart, Black Ghost Knife Fish will accept frozen bloodworms, shrimp pellets, brine shrimp and tubifex worms.
  • Special characteristics: After the Black Ghost Knife is accustomed to its tank, it can develop a strong relationship with its owner. Owners are known to hand-feed their Black Ghost Knife fish beef-heart. Additionally, owners are able to pet and stroke the fish and it will actually run through its owner’s hands.

The Black Ghost Knife is known for its flowing movement and unique body shape. They are similar to a rippling black curtain as they swim through an aquarium. Due to having poor eyesight, the Ghost Knife species have developed electrical organs that allow them to send out electric pulses to navigate through water.Female Betta ame tank as their electrical pulses may interfere with each other.

Freshwater Tropical Fish Profiles: Black Pangasius (Iridescent Shark)

  • Temperature: 22°C – 26°C
  • Tank Region: Middle-bottom.
  • Size: Can grow very large (up to 130cm)
  • Origin/Habitat: Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos and Vietnam)
  • Temperament: Very peaceful fish but can be quite shy and skittish.
  • Diet: Omnivorous.Hoplo Catfish g in a home aquarium has never been accomplished.

The Black Pangasius is a very mobile little creature that will actively swim up and down the length of an aquarium. They can however be quite nervous fish and are easily spooked. It is recommended that the Black Pangasius be kept with more of its own species to relieve stress. Also be warned that this fish can grow VERY large and either needs to be kept in a very large tank or released when it grows too big for your rig.

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Feeder fish arent taken care of very well

by sibelover

Throughout their lives. They normally are kept all packed together and are under tremendous stress which in most cases causes them to get sick. I was told by a fish wholesaler not to put feeder fish in a tank with my fancy goldfish because they will stress out the other fish and transfer diseases. Plus goldfish creat so much ammonia that you cant keep as many in a tank as you can with tropical freshwater fish. I would only keep 2 in a 10 gallon no matter their size(within reason, obviously large goldfish need more room) and make sure they look healthy when you buy them, if they are laying on the bottom of the tank or are swimming funny dont get...

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