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i have only ever had livebears so im new to agrssive fish saw these guy in lfs and loved them watched them for quite ...
i have only ever had livebears so im new to agrssive fish saw these guy in lfs and loved them watched them for quite so time i bought a 55gallons with the idea of getting one sand on the bottom glass cover with a wisperfilter fake plants and lost of hideing places have done quite a bit of looking for info on the net and would like to know if this setup sounds good for them also would like to add other fish to it but idk what to add oupen to suggestion i was thinking some parrot fish and clown louches but im not so sure they would not be eaten
Which bichir do you want to get? Delhezi or senegal will work. I would not try ornates with loaches. The dels and sens do work perfectly with clown loaches 3 inches and over but ornates are another story. They tend to attempt gobbling anything they think can fit in their mouths. You'll be better off with yoyo loaches which grow very fast at 5-6 inches. They're the fastest growing loach species you'll find and most females tend to get gravid (though successful spawning is extremely rare). Once they reach 3-4 inches, they'll work perfectly fine with adult senegals.
thanks ill try the louches im getting senegal bichurs and there really little is there any reason i can keep parret chichlids or is there another kind you would think would do better im use to community tanks so im trying to get a couple diffrents kind of fish that swimm in diffrent levels to go with these guys but im not wanting to crowd the tank