09-26-2011, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by koemidvm
I got a Senegal Bichir 4". Feed a mix diet of small chucks of fresh fish meat (smaller than its mouth), soften freeze-dried plankton, and bloodworm. Question is: How do you know if it is constipating? My birchir has this "full-meal" stomach (you know, looks irregular from the outside and looks full) for few days so I am worried... it's swimming around the tank more often these last few days as well.
I wouldnt worry unless you see signs of no poop at all in the tank if he gets in one position in the tank and never moves like he listless as Senegals get more use to you they move around alot also they do not like bright lights you should have a cave or some rocks he can go under and feel safe also Young ones tend to be piggy but a Bichir with a round fat tummy is a happy Birchir You are better off feeding times 2 a day and only what he eats in hr. Make sure you clean up any raw fish he has not eaten if any gets lost in the tank this can lead to fin rot.If you have any more questions feel free to pm me Pat
I have 9 of them and Ive never seen them get constapated.