🐠Fun Fact Fish Fridays!🐠
I would like to start off this series with one of my favorite tropical fish of all time, the Black Ghost Knife Fish! How did this species receive it’s unusual name? There is a rumor that the some tribes in the Amazon jungle believed that the souls of the dead inhabit these fish 👻. Although there is no substantial evidence that this is true, it’s still a fun fact to why the fish got its name!
I love this oddball fish because of how smart they are. This intelligent species can be trained to feed off of your hand and be hand-held. The fish requires a larger tank because it can grow up to 1’ 6”. The BGK is timid and prefer to live in a tank with plenty of roots, rocks and hiding places. The usual tank mates to this fish are large peaceful fish. Although the fish is known to eat smaller species, many hobbyists have been able to raise their BGK with tetras. It is definitely a fish to keep for all aquarium hobbyists. Luckily at our store, we are always stocked with this super cool fish.
Comment below what your favorite fish is! ❤