10-09-2012, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Chesherca
They ALL look like they're really enjoying the new setup, makes me happy to see - great video! Queen really is MUCH bigger than the other two, isn't she? I don't think I realized. . . What's up with the Bichir snuggling action? Love it! Dude's like "OMG! THE QUEEN IS SITTING ON MY HEAD! *SQUEEEE* Looks like he doesn't know if he should be afraid or happy! Do they do that often? So neat to watch them interact . . . It seems that they're really feeling comfortable with their more natural dark 'hides' at each end of the tank, and with the added planting. You've really created a beautiful environment - and it seems as if they agree!
Glad to hear the loachlings are recovering - hoping they'll recover in record time!
Yeah she makes them look small. I really don't know what is up with that behavior. One part of me thinks it may be dominance related but another part wonders if that's just a way of checking out/figuring out the other fish. Bichirs have poor eye sight, and they also don't really have hands. So getting up close, feeling, nudging, nosing may be related to just simple primitive curiosity.
So far this is the first day I've witnessed it but my family tells me they see it every once in a while too.
That said thanks...This layout really makes me enjoy watching the tank a lot more. It's much more visually appealing and natural. Right now the Loaches are enjoying it too. They are using the wood and it's crevices to sleep on and it also keeps them safely out of the way of curious bichirs.
Also update, the little one has now gone back into the big tank. Since his sides have closed up I figure now is a good time as ever to put him back with his pack and into a sand environment.