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  1. thekoimaiden
    08-08-2012 09:53 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    That stinks about the bichirs. Have you checked AB? My petsmart actually carries sengals. They claim they only need a 55 gallon tank. *facepalm* They actually offered me a job the last time I was there. I think I would blow my lid on too many people and get fired.

    I'll take your word about the reseal. Not looking to do that. It's going to be a few years before I get my large tanks. And even then I don't think they'll be as large as yours Ms Future Monster Fishkeeper! :P

    So MFK isn't the best place for advice? I was hoping to go to them about a discus setup I had planned for the next few years. I'm rethinking that now after I've heard what you and Sanguinefox have to say about them. Also I find it funny how you've progressed from bettas to monster fish! :D What exactly do you want to keep?
  2. thekoimaiden
    08-07-2012 04:13 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    It's pretty common because the fancies have a lot of digestive issues. I've got a word doc filled with recipes. Most every single goldfish keeper I know makes their own. And we all seem to use a slightly different recipe because of the differing food availability.
  3. thekoimaiden
    08-07-2012 01:57 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I sense a new subform: fish food recipes!

    Wow. Sounds like a pretty exclusive place! Also if I you replace the word "fish" with almost anything else, it would sound like a mafia deal! LOL!!
  4. thekoimaiden
    08-07-2012 01:37 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    I wish that could happen to me. My LPS seems more focused on the furry pets than the fish.

    Haha! Why not? You're already making food for the rest of the tank! Don't want the cichlids and tetra to feel left out! :D
  5. thekoimaiden
    08-06-2012 11:55 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Sounds like a great tank to me! You must have a pretty good LFS to only have to worry about getting the bichir.

    I'm no aquatic nutritionist, but I wouldn't include the plant matter. It's mostly used as a binder and because the majority of fish in the hobby are omnivorous; it's rather rare to find true predators. But most of these fish are. If it were my call I would leave it out and find another binder.

    My first batch of goldfish food... didn't turn out so well. But I learned a lot from it. Since then I've gotten better at it. Make smaller batches of food, so if you mess up you won't have to feed that batch for too long! :P
  6. thekoimaiden
    08-06-2012 03:01 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    LOL I have missed a lot while being stuck in the transportation systems of the west. I've never heard of buffalo head cichlids. I had to google them. So what's your stocking list look like now?

    I kinda like making home-made food for my fishies. I would do it for the bettas, but it's just too hard to cut pieces to fit in their mouths. What are you going to put in their food? (lol I'm gathering info for my possible future bichir tank)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?

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    rabbit god, ferret jester, goldfish slave
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