BLACK GHOST KNIFE
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
FINS, FEATHERS, AND FUR
This popular Fish got their name from the story that dead souls inhabit them. APPEARANCE They resemble a knife, with their almost dark bodies, aside from the white rings on their tail and a white stripe on their nose. Their long, flat, scaleless body can reach up to 20 inches. LIFESPAN They have an average lifespan of 15 years if they are properly cared for. DIET They are also carnivores who consume live food in the form of flakes, sinking bits, and chopped Earthworms. TANK SETUP Their tank should be a minimum of 150 gallons to reach maximum size. The lighting should be dim and the tank should have hiding places; otherwise, the Fish may become aggressive. TANK MATES Other peaceful and similar-sized Fish, such as Catfish or Cichlids, are recommended as tank mates. However, they are better off without others of their own kind as they tend to become aggressive towards one another. Each added tank mate should also be at least six inches in size.