02-29-2012, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Tazman
If they are fully grown then you need to remove them as well.
They are too big for a 50g tank and need a 75g or larger. 90g being better for them.
I would disagree to some extent. If it were you're regular 50 gallon I'd agree. This 50 gallon is a "long". It's four feet across. It's so big that the Bichirs are kind of dwarfed by it even at their current size. I call them full grown because at this point they don't appear to be gaining any more length even though there is plenty of room in their tank for it. However it is possible their last bit of length will take the longest.
When I can locate a reasonable dealer that isn't charging a ridiculous amount I plan to get at least a 75 gallon "long" but locally I'm having trouble finding a place that carries it. That said for now I'd like to get a small tank mate, that adds color knowing fully well by the end of the year (though probably as soon as within a few months) all of them will be in a much bigger tank. ( I think at this point I'm going to order online, and if you have any suggestions of reputable dealers I'm all ears). I'm not above paying a person to build it either but I have to look at the costs of custom build + materials versus buying it premade.
Last edited by Sanguinefox; 02-29-2012 at 10:53 PM..