Looking to get Sengal (Dinosaur) Bichirs in the future -- Questions!
Hello all, I am looking to get Dinosaur or Sengal Bichirs in the future and I am in the research stage.
They will be housed in a 55 gallon long tank. (If I am correct, that is approxamately 4 feet in length.)
The substrate WILL be sand and there will be no current-producing outtake, other than whatever the filter produces.
I would like to purchase one, maybe two and something that is middle as well as top-dwelling.
I was thinking a needle fish or two (not pencilfish!) for the top and maybe a couple Spotted Bushfish for the middle? I'd prefer Discus for the middle, but are they compatable?
I will post diet information when tankmates are decided.
2 Sengal Bichirs
1 Spotted Bushfish
2 Sengal Bichirs
2 Spotted Bushfish
I'd like a somewhat large middle-dwelling fish and an active one at that.
Please post any suggestions as far as tankmates go.
P.S. This won't be happening for a while as I am 15 years of age and without a job. I have 5 years of experience in the aquarium hobby and this will be my largest tank yet.
EDIT: I will be preforming bi-weekly water changes and rather than cycling, I will be using the product 'Cycle' with regular PWCs.
no needlefish, discus, or bushfish. needlfish get to big, discus arent compadable, and bushfish arent compatable. som silverdollars might work, but idk much about them. i wouldnt mix the birchers, although idk much about that either.
I've read stories about bushfish being compatable, and Silver Dollars don't have much color. How about Bala Sharks?
LoL maybe if you bump that tank up to a 200g.
I have a senegal bichir, an african knife, a leopard bushfish and an african butterfly in my 55. The bushfish is by far the king of the tank.
Silver dollars don't have much color, but they are so much fun to watch in schools. I have 3 of them in my tank and they are my favorite fish to observe.
What about the silver dollar makes them interesting?
I'm going to start the Bichir in a 35 gallon long I have, and breed guppies for it in a ten gallon. If I were to purchase a fancy goldfish and let it grow out in a 20 or just buy an older, larger goldfish, would it be compatable with the Bichir since it wouldn't fit in its mouth and is relatively peaceful?
Also; will two 30-60 gallon filters in my 35 gallon keep the water clean with regular weekly water changes? I found them on sale and was looking to buy two for that tank.
Yeah, two of those filters would be good.
I don't know about a bichir and a goldfish. Perhaps if you got a big gf...
You should get a leopard bush fish!!!! http://www.freewebs.com/fruitbat/cacutirostre15.jpg
If you're breeding guppies for food, you'll LOVE this fish. Such an awesome predator.
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