My 55g African cichlids tank with Black Ghost Knife fish - YouTube

African Knifefish, Barred Knifefish, Black Ghost Knifefish, Clown Knifefish, Zebra Knifefish, etc.
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These fish are hardy and disease is not usually a problem in a well maintained aquarium. That being said there is no guarantee that you won't have to deal with health problems or disease. The Black Ghost does not have scales which make it more prone to disease. Black Ghost are normally the first fish in a tank to show signs of ick and will twitch and rub around the tank. They respond well to most medication and normally heal quickly. NEVER use copper in a Black Ghost Knife Fish tank.Anything you add to your tank can bring disease to your tank. Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria. Take great care and make sure to properly clean or quarantine anything that you add to an established tank so not to upset the balance.When keeping more sensitive types of fish, it is common for all fishes to be infected even before the first warning signs can be noticed. The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your fish the proper environment and give them a well balanced diet. The closer to their natural habitat the less stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happy. A stressed fish is more likely to acquire disease.As with most fish the African Knife are prone to skin flukes, parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.), ichthyobodo infection, parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.), bacterial infections (general), and bacterial disease. It is recommended to read up on the common tank diseases. Knowing the signs and catching and treating them early makes a huge difference. For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see .
Which is easier to care for? African Brown Knife Fish or Black Ghost Knife Fish? I ask this for experienced answers.
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Hello I've got a question, I'm getting a 55 gallon tank. And I already have fish in a 30 gallon that I want to move to the bigger one. But I need to know what won't be eaten by the knife fish. I have already know for sure that my neon tetras and zebra danios would be instant food, but what about glass (ghost) catfish, a bristlenose pleco and a clown loach? And one more thing, I'm also interested in Spotted Climbing Perch (or African Bush Fish, whatever you want to call it). Can it live with the knife fish and the other fish described above? Thanks! Ghost knifefish (Apteronotus Albifrons) and a Albino African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) in a 55 gallon freshwater planet/community aquarium.
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Photo provided by FlickrAfrican Knifefish are predators that eat small live fish, live Ghost Shrimp, and live Black Worms
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The night gobblers. A few fish, in particular certain types of catfish and knife fish, are nocturnalscorpion fish predators. That is, they either hide or patiently cruise the aquarium during daylight hours, but hunt incessantly from the moment the lights go out. Any bite-size tankmates unfortunate enough to be in their paths promptly become midnight snacks. Popular "night gobbling" catfish include the Pictus catfish (sometimes called the "angelicus" catfish) and the Columbian catfish going by various names such as "high-fin bull shark," "silver shark" or "Columbian white tipped shark," both of whom have long, feeler-type whiskers to help locate their prey in the dark. Any fish that comes into contact with the whiskers is promptly seized, and if a suitable size, swallowed whole. All species of knife fish are predatory, and it is strictly a matter of mouth size versus prey size that determines which fish can be kept with them. A clown knife fish can easily inhale a fish up to about one-fifth its length, especially if the fish is a slender-bodied species like a danio or swordtail. Most other knife fish like the black ghost and African knives have smaller mouths, but can still slurp up a tetra or two. Knife fish hunt by sight, and have specially adapted eyes that improve their night vision.I bought my black ghost knife when it was 1 inch. It is now 6 inches. Its tank mates are 4 silver dollars, pinkish Chinese algae eater, brown African knife fish. They all get along just dandy probably because their sizes are close. My BGK absolutely loves frozen blood worms. It also likes high protein pellets, frozen brine shrimp. I would like to give it live blood worms but its hard to find in this area. I saw a tank with a dozen BGK. They seem to be over active with each other swimming around at different angles back and forth. When they fight they bite each others tails. I don't recommend putting more than one. I clean my tank once a week. They do seem to appreciate quality water conditions. From: JeffAfrican Knifefish - 11/03/2004 I recently bought a brownknife fish. There*is* a fish more similar to the black ghost knife referred to as thebrown ghost, but I've only seen this fish once or twice offered forsale.> (It's been about 10 years since my last aquatic impulsebuy. I was due.)Ghost Knifefish are unique and beautiful creatures that can make stunning additions to the home aquarium. In order to take good care of your new pet you need to learn everything you can about them. Here you will find information about buying and raising Ghost Knifefish as well as tips for housing, Ease and Cost of Care, Fish Food, Pros and cons for Ghost Knifefish, Selecting, Caring, Habitat Requirements, Types of Food, Knife Fish Aquarium, as well as feeding, breeding, health problems and more all included. In this book you will find the answers to all of your questions about Ghost Knifefish - even those you didn't know you had! By the end of this book you will be equipped with all the knowledge you need to give your Black Ghost Ghost Knifefish or Black Ghost, African Knifefish, Centipede Knifefish, Brown Ghost Knifefish, Glass Knifefish, Clown Knifefish, Zebra Knifefish and other Knifefish species the best care you can.