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#21 Terry

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:56 PM

Yeah I agree with Az nice fish. But I would not recommend bloodworms or nls.

Edited by Terry, 30 June 2012 - 10:01 PM.


#22 Stacey89

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:14 AM

hey Terry,

Just wondering if what you feed your Bichirs?



#23 Buccal

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

Come on, wouldn't feed it NLS, really. That's preposterous.

#24 Anka

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

Oh God, not this again...

#25 Terry

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:23 PM

[attachment=17196:RIMG0023.JPG]They eat earthworms, mealworms and guppies, angels and any other unwanted fish that have been fed 55% food first, they also get beefheart and prawn. I have said all of this before elsewhere on this Forum
It's ok to say no bloodworm but thou shalt not hang sh.. on n.. we have already done this one
Here are some of my bichirs, I have 15 adults

#26 Terry

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:30 PM

And some more

#27 Anka

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:31 PM

they look so prehistoric!

Terry do you know if there are any good books on them?

#28 Terry

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:48 PM

Some babies, they are not good pics. I spend my money on fish not cameras

I don't know of any books Andrew.

#29 Bowdy

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

Nice Bichirs Terry il be keeping mine with Americans also az hopefully all goes well smile.gif

#30 lojik

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:08 AM

I'd suggest swapping your substrate to sand, gravel can get caught in their digestive system leading to death.
I have two in a tank with eco complete substrate. I'm planning to swap to sand. Pretty sure one of them is suffering this at the moment.I hope it will pass the gravel.

#31 Bowdy

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:17 AM

Swapping the substrate isn't going to happen I just set the tank up so not stripping it now. It's gravel isn't large anyway.

#32 Terry

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:28 PM

I wonder if there is any gravel in the wild. There should be so mine get gravel.

#33 Wutangxxx

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:17 PM

Jurassic Fishes by a group of Japanese authors is a good read - that's if you can find it
It deals with prehistoric stuff like gars and birchirs.

Else monsterfishkeeper forum usually has some good discussion/information there

Birchir's are the best to watch to feed because they don't vaccum up all the food in one big gulp.
Watching it snap at a passing goldfish (sometimes takes a long time) - priceless. Prawns probably the best + whitebait.
Easily sourced and always readily available and cheap.
1kg prawns - $20 max
1kg massivore or carnivore - $100+! But the pellets are probably more nutritionally balanced and it's always better to feed a variety.

I spend my money on fish not cameras <== +1

Edited by Wutangxxx, 09 July 2012 - 11:55 PM.


#34 Anka

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

Update? :3

#35 Bowdy

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:20 PM

He is going sweet mate I moved him to the shed to try get some size on him as he was getting a little bullied in the display tank. He smashes massivore pellets loves them. I just break them into smaller bits and all good. Have found him very easy to keep, want another one to put with him.

#36 chocobikies

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (Anka @ Jul 3 2012, 10:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they look so prehistoric!

Terry do you know if there are any good books on them?


AQUALOG Polypterus by Frank Schafer has some beautiful pictures of different types of bichirs (you just need to find the one with some english translation)
it mainly has info on size under different pictures but has a tiny bit of info on the in general

@terry - not all of us can get our hands on these lil guys so we just have to stick to pictures T^T!

#37 Anka

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:34 PM

Cheers mate - just bought the book for $100

#38 chocobikies

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE (Anka @ Sep 25 2012, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheers mate - just bought the book for $100


D8
you know it cost like half the price on fishpond with free shipping >.<!?
http://www.fishpond....r/9783936027396

i just looked

#39 Anka

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

I hate you for showing me that...

#40 Bowdy

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:10 PM

Hehehe spewin




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