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post #1 of 8 Old 02-03-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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need info on tankmates for bichir

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
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-16-2011, 09:24 PM
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sounds good and u can add a polypterus, parrotfish, pleco
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-27-2011, 06:30 AM
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Are you referring to senegal bichirs or other species of bichirs?

Senegal bichirs are predatory but that does not mean they are aggressive. Senegal bichirs are far from aggressive. A 55g will suit two of them just fine. Make sure they are of equal size otherwise the smaller one may risk being eaten by the larger one. Bichirs will eat anything that fits their mouth.

Be careful mixing plecos and bichirs together. Some plecos love to suck the bichirs' slime coat. I would advise against combining them with common plecos.

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-02-2011, 12:58 AM
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i had a bichir for 3 years he tried to kill everything in his tank except for a pleco and a tilapia
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What species was your bichir?

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What species was your bichir?
i have no idea
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-03-2011, 12:41 AM
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Polypterus ornatipinnis? You're supposed to know the fish you are keeping.

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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blood red parrots

i bought my segal to day and could not pass up some little blood red parrot chiclids also in the tank is three clown louches all fish are around 1-2 inches the tanks is a 55 gallon with rock and deco that gives lots of places to hide sand and gravel on the bottom is there any thing else that would go with this mix and will these fish do ok together or should i move some of them to another tank
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