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Ehsan
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Joined: 05 Jun 2003

PostPosted: 2003.08.18(Mon)10:43    Post subject: Secluded Black ghost knifefish Reply with quote

Hello everybody ... , I completely mixed up about my black ghost knifefish .
I bought it 8 months ago when it was 5 cm (2") . I inquire very lot about it and prepare
a cave for it .My common pleco was 4 cm too .For 5 months everything was good and
I haven't any problem with it .it was 12 cm(about 4.5")and my pleco was 15 cm(6").
Now my pleco always is in the cave and doesn't let it leave the cave for search foods.
After it my black ghost doesn't grow well but my pleco gets bigger !
What shall I do ?
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bohica
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Joined: 10 Aug 2003
Location: western Ky.

PostPosted: 2003.08.18(Mon)17:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I am understanding the scenario correctly the pleco has taken over the knifes cave and thus stressing the knife out. Stressed fish do not usually eat properly, hence the weight loss. Build another cave and see if the knife adopts it. If he does not you may have to remove the pleco.

How large is the tank? Any other inhabitants?

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Ehsan
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)22:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of friends told me , I could use Ghost Tube (PVC Tube) for my Black Ghost but
I think it's very small place for a fish ,what do you think ?
My tank is 150 litre and I know it's small for my fish , Do you think my Pleco's behaviour
is due to size of tank ? and I should change my tank with bigger one .
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Joined: 04 Aug 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)23:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard black ghost knives actually prefer small pipes (though I've never kept them). The tank is probably minimum for the two fish at the sizes they're at now. But when they get bigger they will probably need some more space.

Especially if there are other fish in there you haven't mentioned (the pleco and ghost).
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