Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Bichirs, being narrow, are VERY good escape artists. The cover should be well-fitted with no spaces they can fit through (ie, gaps where the filter or heater are). They literally just slither on out, not realizing there's no water on the other side. However, they will survive a short time out of water so it's not a dire catastrophe if they do escape. They are also accomplished jumpers, another reason to have a tight-fitting hood.
Post pics when you get one. :)