A grocery store diet could work. A lot of people feed various bichirs on stuff like that. I've tried with my senegals and they just wouldn't go for it. Then again it often comes down to the animal and what they will and won't take.
What do you think of a grocery store diet? Prawns, mussels and white fish meat? And frozen silversides on the side from the pet store, earthworms. I know a lot of people omit pellet foods completely. The rope fish I'm planning on refuse to eat pellets most of the time, so I was thinking I could extend the diet over to the bichir and other predators.
I'm probably going to target feed each fish individually at least weekly and feed daily, I've read ropefish can have trouble competing with other fish but lot's of tanks have bichir and ropefish together and everyone seems to get their fair share.
My bichirs these days eat shrimp based pellets, and blood worm. When I put live black worms into the tank they will also eat that. In the past they've been open to live red wrigglers, ghost shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
As for feeding, because there are so many fish in tank that eat the food put in I tend to try to feed the bichirs at least once day. I sprinkle in some shrimp based pellets and they either go for them or don't. When they don't the gouramis eat what is left.
Hey Sang! Didn't want to spam your thread with anymore of my questions!
Just curious about some bichir stuff! Mostly feeding.. I'd love to know what YOU feed yours. More importantly, how much and how often.. I imagine the babies eat way more than the adults so I need an idea of how much to feed the baby vs how much to feed them when they start growing.
In case you're curious- I'm currently torn between the longfin senegal and P. delhezi, (Armored bichir). I think I like P. Palmas.. but there's 3 different subspecies and they get mixed up and I only like the really well patterned ones. Still gotta see the availability on them, but the armored is one of the more common types I believe.
The Nile bichir- my all time favourite but way way too big!