Feeding Delhezi Bichir
Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:06 AM
Here is the question. How do I make sure he gets enough food? He is in a 100gal I have two pictus one 5" the other 6". These are food hogs and clean up the tank well.
I tried to feed at night so the cichlids don't get it. But the pictus cats are always ready to eat.
Should I worry? Will my bichir get enough food? I am going to chop up cocktail shrimp for him and find some earthworms.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:51 AM
Ive never had a bichir not feed, in my experience the find food if they want it, mine competes with a very greedy giraffe cat and still gets enough cos both he and the ornatapinnis both have thick bodies
Mines generally takes the catfish pellet food as its usally too slow for prawn or silversides but they are eagerly munched as well if given and massivore goes down a treat
Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:20 PM
I put bloodworms right at his face and he did not seem to be interested. So I am freaking out. I have only had him 2 days.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:51 AM
I bought some cheap seafood mix from the grocery store. It has shrimp, crap, muscles, squid, fish, and crab. He loves it it's cheap and will last a long time better then buying frozen food I think.
This little guy was stressing me out for a while there. He is a slow eater but at least he eats.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:09 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:02 PM
i once had an ornate from young and I never saw it really eat for about 6 months then it just fed non stop with all the othe rfish
Yup I fed sinking pellets today and he took them fast. They were a bit big for him but he made them fit. He seems to likes them.
I was getting scared because I got a senegal bichir cheap from a big chain pet store a week ago. I kept him in QT. But he died after 3 days. Then I found this Del and he was not cheap. So I was afraid I would lose him too. But this guy came from a much better source then the other one.
I am so happy he is eating everything I throw at him.
The pictus cats do make him mad. He was going for a pellet and took to long and the catfish got it. So he is learning grab food fast. The next pellet he found he got it fast.
Edited by snowflake311, 04 May 2012 - 08:05 PM.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:56 AM
cool good luck with him bichirs look better the bigger they get, stick a side on pic on cos he doesnt look like a delhezi to me on that pic
I have posted his photo on monster fish keepers and everyone there thinks he is a Del. There is a person I know who keeps bichir he too has a del and his looks just like mine. All the photos I have seen of young ones look like him. He came from a good source to I am 99% sure it's a Delhezi.
Do you have photos of yours ?
Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:01 AM
Getting ready for his new home
Edited by snowflake311, 05 May 2012 - 01:01 AM.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:01 AM
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