Black ghost knife tank mates
The Black ghost knifefish
is a freshwater tropical fish belonging to the ghost knifefish family. These fish originate in freshwater habitats in South America where ranging from Venezuela to the Paraguay-Parana River, including the Amazon Basin. They are popular in aquaria by oddball fish keepers.
What other fish can I keep with a black ghost knifefish?
Black Ghost Knifefish are best kept with tank mates which aren't too boisterous or aggressive. South American Cichlid fish such as Geophagus, Severum, Discus and Angelfish. The sizes of the tank mates should range larger than 5 inches in lenghth as it relates to a community tank environment. Other hobbyists have had success with Clown loaches, Dragon goby fish and pleco catfish. Black ghost knifefish does well with other, larger species of a peaceful nature, but it may be aggressive towards those of similar or smaller size.
Is the black ghost knife fish aggressive?
The Black Ghost Knifefish is a member of the Apteronotidae family
as well as the speckled knifefish group. This species is considered a true bony fish. Given the proper tank size and proper care, the Black Ghost Knifefish can reach well over one foot in length, some literature suggesting 20 inches. Interestingly this fish possesses a weak electrical organ at the caudal peduncles which is used to locate food.
What does the Black Ghost Knifefish eat?
A Carnivorous freshwater species, the Black Ghost Knifefish will eat all types of live foods including meat, chopped earthworms
, as well as frozen and flaked foods