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post #1 of 2 Old 04-03-2018, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ropefish and Bichir in a Planted Tank?

Hey all,

My current tank setup is a 55G that currently houses a bichir and a ropefish, among other fish. I've always wanted to do a planted tank, and I was also in the market to get another Bichir because I know they like to be kept in pairs (his partner passed away a few weeks after i got them) but I plan on giving them their own tank.

Has anyone attempted to put a Bichir in a planted tank? Personally I've never seen him messing with decorations, and I have 2 live moss balls in my 55G that he leaves alone.

I know he's not the prettiest fish to put in one, But i know it would have a lot of hiding places for him and would feel more natural.

My bichir is currently half grown, at roughly 6.5"
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-03-2018, 07:07 PM
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As long as you stick with hardy plants, they should be fine. I've seen a few people have success with sengals with plants over the webs, so I wpuld suggest in trying it out.... might as well start when its younger - and less likely to damage the plants- so they can settle in.

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