08-11-2010, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
My two nephews are visiting and they so badly want to pick some fish for my new 75 gl set up. I reluctantly said yes. I know the youngest will end up opting for a discus for my discus tank once he sees what my LFS has to offer, which will be no problem.
I know the older one has his eye set on a bichir. My question is would a bichir be compatible with Denison Barbs, Congo Tetras, three SAE and an one ABN? The 75 is heavily planted, very well filtrated and has a pretty good current running through it, which all the current inhabitans enjoy.
I've read our fish profile on this fish and it seems it might be but wanted to make sure. Thoughts?
The visit to the LFS is tomorrow morning so it would be great if someone could chime in before then. Thanks!!
Is said that these fish will eat whatever they can catch and fit in their mouths. I have known people who have kept these fish, and they often had to resort to feeding the fish with long forceps stuff like beef heart, worms,live crickets ,and bits of thawed frozen fish to keep them from wasting away.
Others claim that they have had no problems with getting the fish to eat prepared foods.
Lady at work once placed one in a tank that I helped her take care of and the fish quickly discovered an exit hole and was found laying on the floor one morning.
They are said to be peaceful with other fishes too large for them to eat but withv Red lines, I would be fearful that over time ,,they would become expensive snacks.