My Black Ghost Knife

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monicalovefish
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My Black Ghost Knife

Post by monicalovefish » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:27 pm

He's really turning into a darling. He lives in my tank with clown loaches, yoyo loaches and a variety of others. I feed him regularly though my loaches are now competing for the bloodworms and have learned to race up while he's eating to steal the ones that accidentally bypass him as I squirt them out of my turkey baster. They even learned to stick their noses up into the baster to grab bloodworms. Smart little guys. Anyway, here's a cool pick of my Black Ghost. His name is Spot because he's got a spot near the end of his tail. He's now 8 1/2 inches long. :) They've learned to dive through this little area where Spot hides and always dash right past him at full speed. I sometimes think they enjoy the thrill of diving past him like it's some sort of thrill ride. Grin.

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vealboy
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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by vealboy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:42 pm

That is a nice looking Ghost Knife! :D

monicalovefish
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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by monicalovefish » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:33 pm

Thanks. I've been growing him for about a year and a half. He started out only being like 3 inches long. I suspect the hikari protein food I'd given him made him grow super fast. Now he's on frozen brine shrimp and blood worms.

Monica

starsplitter7
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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by starsplitter7 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:10 pm

That's a lovely fish, and he looks like he is smiling. :)

Diana
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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by Diana » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:02 pm

Nice picture! Mine (BGK) hides behind some rocks, too.
38 tanks, 2 ponds over 4000 liters of water to keep clean and fresh.

Happy fish keeping!

alton
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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by alton » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:55 am

Nice post. I like it. Thanks for sharing these information. Keep it up. :roll: :P

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DainBramage1991
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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by DainBramage1991 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:37 pm

That's a beautiful fish!

Any signs of aggression from the black ghost knife toward your smaller loaches?

I'm in the process of setting up a large loach tank and considering adding a knife to the mix, but it would be nice to know ahead of time how well I could expect it to do around my golden zebras, yoyos, and kubotais (I'm not too worried about the clown loaches).

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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by starsplitter7 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:33 pm

If I added a ghost to small loaches, I would add a ghost smaller than all the loaches, make sure everyone has enough homes, and have the ghose grow up with the loaches. And keep an eye on them all. Keep everyone well fed.

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waterfaller1
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Re: My Black Ghost Knife

Post by waterfaller1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:07 pm

I have never kept one, always admired them though. He or she is cool. 8)
Keep Smiling :>)~ Carole

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