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55 gal stocking question

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by oscarboi, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. oscarboi

    oscarboi New Member

    I was wondering if a 55 gal is big enough for a black ghost knife. Also is it possible to be kept with a couple of butterfly fish?
  2. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Sorry to say but a Black Ghost Knifes get to big for a 55gallon
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I think a 55 might be able to handle the bioload of a black ghost knife (barely), but because of the dimensions (ie. it's only 12" wide), I think it's going to be awfully cramped since they can get around 20" long. I also think it would eventually eat butterfly fish.

  4. oscarboi

    oscarboi New Member

    Oh. Too bad I guess. What fish would you guys recommend? Im looking for a combo of bottom dwellers and surface ones as well. And something that is unusual.
  5. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Oh Sorry for some reason I thought Ghost Knifes got way bigger. :oops:
  6. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Im not sure but I think pictus cats will do good in a 55gallon for a bottom dweller. You might be able to keep butterfly fish with them. Im not sure fi any of this info is right so dont base your fish purchases on them :lol:
  7. oscarboi

    oscarboi New Member

    Thats ok. I dont plan on purchasing the fish until Ive gotton rid of the current fish and fully cycle the tank. I might stick to a brittlenose for a bottom dweller. Are there any weird fish that would live inbetween and leave the butterfly fish alone? I was thinking of mixed cichlids but cichlids like to pick fights.
  8. tski22

    tski22 New Member

    Maybe an oscar and a pictus or the bistlenose. Oscars are great fish. Or you could buy M_wm's Dempseys. :D -tl

    DUCKLE-BUM New Member

    O's are good, or maybe a ropefish? they're quite interesting :)
  10. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Yeah, ropefish! Lol !
  11. oscarboi

    oscarboi New Member

    lol not oscars. Im trying to get rid of my oscars. Theyre too messy and i cant afford a bigger tank. What a ropefish? I don't think they have any around my area.

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