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  1. thekoimaiden
    08-06-2012 02:11 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Hmm. I'll keep those bichirs in mind in case I ever get the tank space to have some. Until then I'll enjoy your tank :)

    Don't bichir and ropefish also like caves? I've also heard of large terracotta pots being used as caves for cichlids.
  2. Sanguinefox
    08-05-2012 07:34 PM - permalink
    Sanguinefox
    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.
  3. Sanguinefox
    08-03-2012 02:41 PM - permalink
    Sanguinefox
    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.
  4. thekoimaiden
    08-03-2012 04:27 AM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I think the kribs will be fine, too. Especially if the ropefish grow up with them. What kind of bichir are you going to get?

    That's an awesome idea for the caves! How much time do kribs spend in caves? From what material are you going to make the caves?
  5. thekoimaiden
    08-02-2012 06:40 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Aren't ropefish smaller than bichir? Or at least they have a thinner head and body? I would imagine that if bichir are good with kribs, ropefish would be too. And I actually did a quick search on ropefish because my boyfriend was being nosey and found a video where someone has ropefish, bichir, and kribs in a tank. youtube.com/watch?v=yxvi5yJnqw4

    Bichirs? Ugly? They look awesome! Plus, I think they have really cute faces.
  6. thekoimaiden
    08-02-2012 06:09 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Ropefish and bichir are actually some of the fish I'd like to keep some day! Kinda jealous right now! ;P But really excited!

    I do think the congo tetra will be fine after you let them grow out. But I would be wary of the kribs. Cichlids have spiny dorsal fins, and even if the bichir tried to eat them, it could end very badly. Sanguinefox is a user here who has bichir in his aquarium. I would contact him and ask about what size fish he thinks would be too small to fit in his bichir's mouth.
  7. thekoimaiden
    08-02-2012 11:55 AM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Ah ha! I hear you. I've got a few larger tanks planned when I get a full-time job. I'm trying to keep the planned tanks under 150 gallons, but I don't know if that will be possible. Future monster fish keepers unite! :P
  8. thekoimaiden
    08-01-2012 11:00 AM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I figured this wouldn't be a elephant nose tank because you were adding the knifefish. Do you still plan to get an elephant nose one day?

    Ouch. I can imagine the wood would be really expensive. What kind of wood can you scavenge from outside that is aquarium-safe?
  9. thekoimaiden
    07-31-2012 06:25 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I remember your elephant nose obsession, but I always thought you planned two tanks: an African biotope and a elephant nose tank.

    That's awesome that you tank got bigger. A 90 gallon tank is a force to be reckoned with. I've never looked into African fish as I don't imagine many people have. I had to look up that catfish, and they look really neat. Your tank will be unique for sure!!
  10. thekoimaiden
    07-31-2012 09:38 AM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I thought I had read that water sprite was on almost every continent. Good to know. One day I'd like to do a amazon "biotope" with discus as the centerpiece. It's great that I can count on water sprite to be among the floating plants.

    Did you model your tank after something someone else has done? Or is this your own creation?

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