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Old 08-13-2010, 10:45 PM   #46
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I went out looking for replacements this afternoon and found a Senegal bichir.
Wow!! He looks a bit like a dragon. When is his favorite time to come out?
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:48 PM   #47
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Not sure yet. I've only had him for a few hours. I picked this one because he was the most active bichir in the store tank. I was worried when he just laid on the bottom for about 10 minutes after I got him home. Then all of a sudden, he was swimming around checking out the tank. He kept swimming until the lights went out, so he may be a pretty active fish.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:40 AM   #48
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Hey that sounds like a great choice.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:57 PM   #49
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I managed to get a good pic of the new bichir today.
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This is quite unique. I love your tank. Do the eel or bichir introduce any issues in a planted tank?
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I'd love to do a roomy planted riparium with some kind of oddball fish.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:36 PM   #52
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This is quite unique. I love your tank. Do the eel or bichir introduce any issues in a planted tank?
Eels tend to burrow, although my previous eel never bothered. He would hide in the cave rather than burrow out in the open.
This tank has been untouched by me for almost a year, just let the plants grow and fill in as they will. It provides lots of hiding and exploring for the bichir which he seems to really enjoy.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:12 PM   #53
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I noticed some platies and ottos with your birchir. What does he do with these?
I kept a senegal from 4-8 inches and he ate everything, except large cichlids and a male betta (which he only harassed).

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Bichirs tend to eat fish. I used to have giant danios in the same tank as a delhezi bichir.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:36 AM   #55
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The platies and otos disappeared before this summer, most likely eel food. The bichir is the only fish in the tank currently, with a few feeder fish. I'm guessing they are still too big for the bichir as they have co-existed for a few days together. I may put some livebearers back in this tank once the bichir is big enough to eat the fry.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:41 AM   #56
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Here's a few quick pics of the tank. The plants have grown in and concealed all but the left front cave opening.
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Left Side - For some reason, I have always had a hard time getting the grass to fill in around this cave entrance.


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Old 08-19-2010, 01:01 AM   #57
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Nice, I loved my Bichir up until he tried to eat one of my cories which killed both him and the cory.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:05 AM   #58
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Those eels are rad. and your tank is also very impressive. quite a forest of crypts youve got going.
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That cave rules man!!!!
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Amazing!
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