Thursday, January 16, 2014

pictures of animal black ghost knife fishes

The black ghost knifefish is a tropical fish belonging to the ghost knifefish family. They originate in South America in the Amazon Basin in Peru and from Venezuela through Paraguay in the ParanĂ¡ River. They are becoming popular in aquaria. This fish is all black except for two white rings on its tail, and a white blaze on its nose, which can occasionally extend into a stripe down its back. It moves mainly by undulating a long fin on its underside. It will grow to a maximum length of 20 inches (50 centimeters), It does not have scales.These fishes are natively lives in fast moving, sandy bottom creeks in a tropical climate. South American natives believe that the ghosts of the departed take up residence in these fish.

Black ghost knifefish require a medium sized tank of 30-40 US gal (95-110 litres) when smaller, though as they grow larger will require a much larger tank of around 80-90+ US gal.A lid is needed as they have been known to jump out. This knifefish get to a maximum size of 20" in the wild, but usually stop growing at 12" in home aquaria, although they may grow to 15" in a larger tank. It requires a minimum of a 150 gallon tank with excellent filtration. It is generally timid and reclusive, preferring a fine-gravel-bottom aquarium with plenty of roots and rocks for hiding places, as well as subdued to dark lighting. To better appreciate this fish, many hobbyists will purchase a "ghost tube," a clear plastic tube that facilitates viewing during the day. Once accustomed to its surroundings, the Black Ghost Knifefish can become incredibly tame and trusting to the point of being hand-held. It does well with other, larger species of a peaceful nature, but may be aggressive towards those of similar or smaller size. This fish will eat all types of live foods including meat, chopped earthworms, as well as frozen and flaked foods.for cute birds...

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