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post #1 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Bichir question...

I was thinking of getting a bunch of feeder guppies and putting them in my 75G with my bichir. Any thoughts on that? Would like to see what he would do with a dozen guppies, lol.

Will QT them in a 10G for 3 weeks first to make sure no ick, as the LFS here is notorious for ick. Almost everytime I get fish there, I get ick. I get fish at other places like Petco, and no ick.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 01:49 AM
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I don't see a problem with that, Lone.;) You seem to have planned everything right.:)

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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I'm also getting a free Rainbow Cichlid next weekend. Well, maybe not free. I have to drive 3 hours to get it, lol. Also getting a free dojo loach as well with it, lol. But that might go to another friend if they are interested still. If not, I'll keep it.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 01:58 AM
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Cool! Loaches rock!

Good luck.;)

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 01:37 PM
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the only problem I see, apart from my own morals, is the poor protein content of guppies.
feeder guppiues as an occasional treat would be ok but as a full time diet could lead to health problems in the future.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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That would be so if the guppies were starving. But if well fed right before feeding the bichir, then they would get a decent meal. And that wouldn't be the whole meal either, he'll still get his sinking carnivore pellets as well and shrimp pellets, as well as pieces of frozen shrimp.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 04:29 PM
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Is just like feeding praying mantis or lizards, if you feed the food with high quality food then their nutrition value is better. I has seen where a lot of breeders of lizards are going away from using calcium powder and feeding the "food" with high value calcium food because the suppliments were causing serious defects.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-07-2007, 06:07 PM
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Shouldn't be a problem at all. If you get a good m/f ratio then those dozen could last you for some time.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-22-2007, 05:34 AM
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Your guppies will be gone in no time ! i added 50 guppies next mornign all gone
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