Originally Posted by Jakiebabie
Amazing!! Shame on them for keeping him in a 5 gallon tank!! Of course he could only swim in circles. Thank you for "rescuing" him form pet store hell.
And he is so darn cute too!! Can't wait for the day when he can go into the big tank with the others. When he is a big boy. (Maybe he has been stunted in growth.) Hoping the redness is only from escaping and flipping around a bit... maybe he landed on his tail.
It may have been a 10 gallon space...either that or five. I do agree that they shouldn't keep these fish in those kinds of set ups. I understand if they sell fast but these guys generally don't. They require a lot of space and they don't go for cheap at this store.
He is absolutely darling. He swims so well for having just one fin. It's amazing just how much vitality he has.
I hope so too...you know when we finally located him all we saw was his tail. XD
Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
Oh my gosh! So glad you found him. He has the best chance of having a healthy life with you. Would Stumpini be able to live out his life in the 80 gal if he doesn't get along with the other bichir?
He could live his life in the 80 but...I don't know. He might also eat the rasbora when he is full grown. I really don't think any of the fish in the big tank will really hassle him. However he is better off being quite a bit bigger before sharing space with an Ornate Bichir.
Also I got some recent video where makes a short appearance around the 20 second mark. I dimmed the lights and have been just watching how everyone interacts. Got some cute bits: