Got A Little Bichir
Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:43 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:24 PM
Be sure to throw up some pics for us bowdy - I'm jealous
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:26 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:17 AM
About as useful as a wheel chair with pedals Craig.
Bowdy- chopped prawn, chopped fish fillets and hikari carnivore. Can't go wrong.
Make sure all your filter intakes are secure.
Not much else, pretty undemanding species.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:36 AM
Good luck with him!
Mine enjoy blood worms and brine shrimp as well
Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:41 PM
Can't find enough info on the interwebz
Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:03 AM
Bloodworms and brine shrimp is ok when they are small but I wouldn't bother with it as they grow.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:38 AM
He is 15cm and looks real happy and healthy.
I have him on blood worms , brine shrimp and krill ATM and he loves it.
He is so active awesome fish.
In your opinion Alex what tank mates are recommended and what to stay away from ?
I have googled a lot before this post but thought it would be best to get info direct from members with experience. Cheers.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:20 PM
A fully grown one would be awesome! I'm hunting one down.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:51 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:31 PM
Had them spawn once but they ate the eggs.
I fed mine on NLS Cichlid formula which they all loved.
I used bloodworms as a treat.
As to growth rates, all of mine grew quickly to about 20cm & then slowed down.
Tankmates, I kept mine with large American cichlids. I never had trouble but never felt secure having them together.
When I had my trio I kept them with african cichlids and thy got along just fine.
The Bichirs will look after themselves if they get picked on.
They will eat small fish and fry.
As said above they will jump out of the smallest cracks/openings so make sure to cover them up.
Give them tubes etc to hide in and they will be more active due to feeling safe I guess.
I had PVC pipes and plenty of plastic plants & rocks.
I recommend them to anyone wanting a very undemanding fish that look bloody awesome swimming around the tank with a snakey/dinosaur appearance.
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