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This is a discussion on my fish within the Freshwater Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Photography category; --> my 55gal in order of pics. pike cichlid, firemouth cichlid, ob peacock cichlid (sold to me as a kalidascope cichlid?), bichar and my sailfin ...

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
 
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my 55gal in order of pics. pike cichlid, firemouth cichlid, ob peacock cichlid (sold to me as a kalidascope cichlid?), bichar and my sailfin pleco.





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Old 02-05-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
 
Nice fish! I want to get a Dinosaur/Senegal Birchir for my tank, but unfortunatley, it is only a 30G.

Could we have a full-tank shot?

Btw, welcome to FishForum. :)
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:01 PM   #3
 
i love my bichirs i actualy have 2 a male who is in the pic and a female who is much larger. here are the full tank shots and a couple more.



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Old 02-05-2008, 06:05 PM   #4
 
Looks good.

You should add something to the right side, as well as some more sand.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:12 PM   #5
 
i would but normaly the bichir hang out on that side together and dont like as many obsticals. as far as the sand i have it balenced with the wood and shells so that my ph isnt too high for the bichirs. but thanks for the advice.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
 
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how many gallons are in your tank and can you make a list of all the inhabitants because i really like your fish. How many gallons does a bichir need?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #7
 
Sea, he said at the very top of the first post what he has.

A birchir needs like 50 Gallons minimum, unfortunatley. I want one so bad.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:39 AM   #8
 
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how many gallons are in your tank and can you make a list of all the inhabitants because i really like your fish. How many gallons does a bichir need?


i dont suggest getting the same fish unless you are going to get a big tank. my fish are in a 55gal now but in about a month or two im getting a 100gal or so. then i will be upgrading again later (the 100 will then be an oddball tank lol and the 55 a small cichlid tank.

here are my fish and their grown lengths (est not exact)
zengu II (orenge pike cichlid) will get about 1 1/2-2 foot.
the firemouth cichlid and ob peacock will both get about 9-13inch.
the senegal bichir are going to get about 12-14inch.
and i have 2 pleco, only the big sailfin was in the pic about 8 1/2- 9inch, they will get 24inches and bigger in some cases.

so with that info you wont be able too keep them in a 55gal their whole life. good luck hope it helps.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:55 PM   #9
 
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thanks that answers that question
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:42 AM   #10
 
with a light colored sand your birchirs color can sometimes bleach out. its normal if it happens but dont worry. (happened to me, mine almost looked albino ).
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