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food for bichirs
Ok, so i've posted before about how my bichir ate my 3 red minor tetras and 2 of my variatus (he also ate 12 ghost shrimp)...but i'm now thinking he will eat just about anything I throw in there. I feed algea wafers to my pleco and the bichir swallows them hole! Today I took the skins off of some baby peas and chopped up the hearts and he ate all of those. I also put some Omega One flake food in there and he starts swimming along the surface taking gulps of flakes! I give him an assortment of frozen foods as well as chopped cocktail shrimp but he is eating everything else too, lol! I was wondering if anyone else has any creative foods that they've given their bichirs?
I haven't tried anything other than shrimp pellets and the Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets. Loves them both. Mine doesn't seem to be interested in flake food either. Haven't tried vegies, maybe I'll give it a try.
Even though it is the same planet, underwater is a whole different world.
I said that mine DOES love flake food. In my past experience, bichirs have been relatively picky only taking frozen or live food and the occassional pellet. Mine is eating everything! If you want a good, cheap food...go to the supermarket and buy unseasoned cocktail shrimps. For a large bag of frozen ones its like $3 or $4 and will last you quite awhile. Just thaw them out, chop them into bite sized peices and throw them in. Its basically like buying a pack of frozen krill but for the same price you get 7 times more. I think I might put some more ghost shrimp in there for him too.
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Originally Posted by GregV
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