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Old 08-06-2014, 12:53 PM   #11 
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All fish can be trained onto pelleted foods... There are lots of foods designed for large predators. Feeding a lot of big fish can get expensive. @__@

Here's a huge journal from an old TFK member who had 4 bichir, 3 senegals (the ones in pet shops generally) and an ornate. Lots of videos. :D Some of the things in those tanks of course are not recommended. One of the bichir did consume a ropefish once.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...e-75-a-106630/

Oh I'm sure they can, I was only speaking from my own experiences etc., thus far (still very new to them)....

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Old 08-06-2014, 01:00 PM   #12 
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Oh, I wasn't directing that at you, just making a general statement. :p
If you aren't feeding pellets, it might be a good idea to look up some vita-chem to add to the foods before feeding though. :) I was just reading about that last night and that's what I hope to do with my predator fish! :D
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:02 PM   #13 
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Oh, I wasn't directing that at you, just making a general statement. :p
If you aren't feeding pellets, it might be a good idea to look up some vita-chem to add to the foods before feeding though. :) I was just reading about that last night and that's what I hope to do with my predator fish! :D

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Old 08-06-2014, 05:33 PM   #14 
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That's definitely something to budget for with large fish - food! I wouldn't mind feeding frozen but pellets sure are convenient.

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Old 08-06-2014, 06:15 PM   #15 
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Ya i will. If i ever do get one, i will throw it in my 29 for a little bit. Cuz they are cool and I will get a baby(maybe 1.5 inches long) one. Than rehome it when it gets to be a threat to small fish. Seaknight how fast do they grow?
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:18 PM   #16 
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This is footage of mine:


It is still a "baby" and will be being upgraded to a 75 gallon shortly, our hope is to have things organized enough, that within the next year, we can upgrade to the 100+ comfortably.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:20 PM   #17 
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How fast do they grow on average?
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:41 PM   #18 
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I got mine mid to late February at about 2" long and thinner than a pencil.. It is now beginning of August and he is approximately 6-7" long and as thick around as a nickel. So about an inch a month till they hit a year..
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #19 
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Even a baby needs more room than a 29. A 1.5" bichir can eat adult shrimp and harlequin rasboras no problem. At 3", expect cories to be eaten. I don't suggest that at all, nor do I suggest getting a fish to have only a few months. Sad life being bought and returned especially because it ate a good hundred plus bucks worth of fish.
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Oh that fast, i probably wont get one than. I was thinking a lot slower.
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