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I’d suggest getting a bigger grow out tank for it. BGK aren’t really the fastest growers, but you not uncommon get it to grow to 8” in 6 months time from 4”. The bigger the tank, the more frequent high protein diet, and the cleaner the water, you can hit that target. I’d get a minimum 29g (40g breeder of 55g a lot better) with good filtration and stable heating, feed bloodworms and cut shrimp, and 50% weekly water changesI could use some advice with my bgk. I have a 210 gallon with a lot of large fish in it, including a 10in arowana and a 12in clown knife. I worry that my bgk is too small to join them right now, so I have him separated in a smaller tank (5gal) but he won't grow. He's about 4in long, I'd like him to get at least 8 before he joins the others.
I know 5gal is very small, but is there any way to get him to grow more before he joins the others?
Thank you, I’m def. getting a bigger tank ASAP was already planning on upgrading but now I have a legitimate reason to give the wife Is it safe to keep them in a tank together? And what’s the smallest tank that could work for them?65 isn’t big enough for either of them never mind both.
I got a 3” BGK at petco and grew it to 14” in a 90g. That was smallest borderline acceptable size tank but I sold to someone with a 125 which was much better for it