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cullens089 07-31-2007 09:51 PM

i think i may know the answer to this but im goin to ask anyways. well my friend is giving me his bichir due to it outgrowing his tank but will it eat my zebra danios.

Gump 07-31-2007 10:35 PM

If kept unfed it is a good chance that the bichir would take advantage of the danios. I keep giant danios with my bichirs and haven't lost one but i keep mine nice and fat.

blueblue48 08-01-2007 10:27 PM

ive got a question, how big to bichir get? and whats the tank size they can be put into?

cullens089 08-01-2007 10:54 PM

its about 4 inches and its going into a 90 gallon tank

Gump 08-01-2007 10:54 PM

it depends on the species. Upper jaw species are for the most part smaller and get between 10-24" and lower jaw species can get above 30"

Lupin 08-01-2007 11:17 PM

I'm interested to know what species is that bichir, Cullens.:)

cullens089 08-02-2007 01:07 PM

Lupin its a senegalus

The-Wolf 08-02-2007 01:46 PM

my 6 inch senny ate a 3 inch yoma danio
the proof is in the links
(don't click if you are easily offended by fish eating other fish)

cullens089 08-02-2007 02:03 PM

well if they do get eatin its not a big deal cause at my lfs there 3 for a dollar lol

MattD 08-02-2007 03:32 PM

From what I've read, they'll eat anything that can fit in their mouth - and sometimes what can't. :lol:

I'd like to buy one so badly, but my tank is only a 40 gallon. :( :(

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