Senegal Bichir and Ghost Knife

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I have a two year old Ghost Knife and have the opportunity to get a 2 year old Senegal Bichir. Would they be compatible tank mates in a 55gallon? any help would be great, i really like both but don't want either harmed. Thanks in advance.
 

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Should be fine together. Make sure plenty of hides for the bgk.
 
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as in caves or just things to hide around, Will the bichir harrass the bgk if i dont have enough hididng places? right now he has one cave (pvc pipe) and is a happy fish.
 
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As in caves. Keep more than one hiding place. This allows both fish to be away from each other. Polys will seek out refuge in caves/logs/pvc pipes etc. Polys can nip at bgks so watch for aggressive behavior. But this combination should work.
 
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I have a two year old Ghost Knife and have the opportunity to get a 2 year old Senegal Bichir. Would they be compatible tank mates in a 55gallon? any help would be great, i really like both but don't want either harmed. Thanks in advance.
compatibility wise, yes they can be housed together. tank wise, no, a black ghost knife gets almost 2 feet and needs a 125 at the bare minimum. I will be keeping bichirs and bgk in a 180 myself.
 
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The Ghost knife is 6” and the Bichir is 8”. I will move them up to larger tank as they grow. Will the size of the Bichir be a problem to the Ghost knife initially?
 

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The Ghost knife is 6” and the Bichir is 8”. I will move them up to larger tank as they grow. Will the size of the Bichir be a problem to the Ghost knife initially?
Shouldn’t be. Size should be ok. Bgks growth is varied and slow. Got a while to upgrade.
 
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What would be some upper water region fish that I could keep with both ?
 

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What would be some upper water region fish that I could keep with both ?
BGK and bichirs can be slow eaters so if you put upper water fish, make sure that they cannot be eaten, and will not eat the food you give to your bichir and bgk.

Larger boesemani rainbows could work, just feed them flakes, while the BGK and bichir get pellets.
 
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