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post #21 of 29 Old 12-09-2013, 09:39 AM
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I don't know anything about this fish, but if I were in your position I would try to get it eating a high quality staple food like NLS (new life spectrum).
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post #22 of 29 Old 12-09-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hikari? I actually dont really like this fish. I kinda regreted because the next day i could have got a bichir for the same price. But since i already got it. I should take care of it. This fish's mouth is extremely improportionate in my opinion.
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post #23 of 29 Old 12-09-2013, 09:51 AM
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What size tank do you have?

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90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #24 of 29 Old 12-09-2013, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Like 2foot long 10gallon
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post #25 of 29 Old 12-09-2013, 09:54 AM
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I think you should be considering fish that are more appropriate for such a small tank. Bichir is just as bad of a choice.
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125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #26 of 29 Old 12-09-2013, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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O.o i saw it at one of my local display events. They had an aquascaped tank with a bichir swimming around in moonlight lighting. Inspired! Well i know they grt like around 30-40cm long
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post #27 of 29 Old 12-11-2013, 01:57 PM
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Well honestly they kinda are scavenger type eaters. Maybe you should crush the algae wafers to bits.. Or try that dried seaweed they sell at pet stores. I really wouldn't bother with worms since high protein should be avoided with them. Maybe baby brine shrimp would work . However I HIGHLY suggest you put an add up to adopt this fish to a proper home. A 10inch schooling fish will never work in 10g and Please please please don't get a bichir. They are lovely and I do adore mine but they MUST have a big tank! They all get rather big and need lots of space. Mine will get 2ft long and loves swimming all over. Save up for a bigger tank or start considering small fish .


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post #28 of 29 Old 12-11-2013, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. Thanks. I moving him to a new tank and all the other inhaitants into 3ft tank. Hope that helps a little... i didnt know he is a schooling fish... shop said it'd be okay alone. But hes a little shy when the lights are bright. Okay cool, but u think he be okay in a 3ft by 1ft by 1ft? Or if u know of any online store that sells fish tanks of 55gallons and ships to southeast asia? It cost like 1000usd to get a 55 here... and on ebay they ship to USA only...
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post #29 of 29 Old 12-12-2013, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys. Thank for the advice. I got him to eat a mixed diet now of spiruilina, flakes, bloodworms and h crayfish food. I realised the fish was not the problem, its the tank. The other tank had gravel where the food would end up stuck between and difficult for him to see and eat while the sanded tank his in now allows him to scavange properly. He can now see where the food are and hunts the worms. The worms are a little too small to stuff though, but it dosent matter since his eating a variety right?
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