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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 05:36 PM
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I would not do 2 in a 40B. 1 should be fine if I remember correctly.
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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sounds good, i really only want one ^^


Theyll be fine by themselves and without tankmates they cant eat right?
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sounds good, i really only want one ^^


Theyll be fine by themselves and without tankmates they cant eat right?
Yep, and to my understanding they can hold their own pretty well.
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awesome, cant wait to get one then

thank you!
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These guys are awesome :)
Post photos of him if you get one <3

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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These guys are awesome :)
Post photos of him if you get one <3

I most certainly will, itll be some time next weekend if i do ^^
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How cute!! Good luck with it!

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Q:Like are they shy? How active can they be?
A: They are not shy fish at all. They are extremely active when hungry.

Q:Do they like tankmates that they cant eat?
A: YES

Q:Should I only have one or can two work together?
A: Put as many as you want together. I have a pond with a couple large adults in there.

Q: How well do they do in planted aquariums?
A: They do well but they will tear most live plants up over time..

Q:Should the tank be mostly covered or do they like sparser conditions?
A:Open top with medium lighting
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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. :)
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Q:Like are they shy? How active can they be?
A: They are not shy fish at all. They are extremely active when hungry.

Q:Do they like tankmates that they cant eat?
A: YES

Q:Should I only have one or can two work together?
A: Put as many as you want together. I have a pond with a couple large adults in there.

Q: How well do they do in planted aquariums?
A: They do well but they will tear most live plants up over time..

Q:Should the tank be mostly covered or do they like sparser conditions?
A:Open top with medium lighting
Thank you for the information!

What tankmates would you recommend? I only have a 40gallon breeder so im not sure I can have anything else in there...



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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. :)
That seems to be what everyone says about them XD
I need to invest in a lid before I get one lol
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