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binaryjripper 01-03-2008 07:51 PM

Tank mates with Birchir
 
What are some cool fish that can live with a Birchir that won't be eaten by it?

Lupin 01-03-2008 08:27 PM

Re: Tank mates with Birchir
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by binaryjripper
What are some cool fish that can live with a Birchir that won't be eaten by it?

Disc-shaped cichlids, severums, uarus, loaches (not serpentine species , of course). Basically anything that won't fit in its mouth should be fine. If yours is a Senegal species, you have plenty of options. Endlis and some species however will try to gorge several fish.

elindra 01-22-2008 10:35 AM

Re: Tank mates with Birchir
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by binaryjripper
What are some cool fish that can live with a Birchir that won't be eaten by it?

Arowanas, Catfish like the Merodontotus tigrinus, Gulper cats, stingrays

The-Wolf 01-22-2008 02:13 PM

I have some discus tetra Brachychalcinus orbicularis and redfinned tetra Tetragonopterus argenteus with mine.
also I have a school of 9 (4+ inch) clown loaches) and a Fire eel Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
the upper level is occupied by 5 apollo sharks Luciosoma Sp.

Amazingly enough I also have a pair of jewel chichlids Hemichromis bimaculatus, which although only 3-4 inch see off my 18 inch ornate if he gets too close to them.

hope that gives you some ideas


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