06-28-2012, 12:17 PM
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This is a lesson learned, but I must point out how this can be prevented.
The BGK is a sensitive fish that must have an appropriate environment. This is a nocturnal fish, and it lives in very dark habitats on top of that. Overhead tank light is highly stressful, especially to a new specimen. This is a wild caught fish. Dim lighting (floating plants should cover the aquarium with this fish present, or there should be no overhead light until it is settled and then minimal), lots of hiding spots, and very mild tankmates.
The bichir is a predator, and even if it is not attacking it sis sending out pheromones and allomones that the BGK can read, and it knows there is a predator lurking. This too is stressful.
Read the BGK profile, please.