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Question About Bichir

Discussion in 'Predatory Fish' started by ballons, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. ballons

    ballons Member

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    Hello,

    First of all i wanted to ask about bichir. Im kinda new about this thing. I just want to how much time should i feed eat per day. Also, the best food for bichir and btw i dont know about my bichir type. So if anyone have any experience in keeping a bichir, let me know it. Thanks guy :)

     
  2. garyspence84

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    Bichir will eat just about anything. I kept them before and he went totally bonkers for blood worm and prawns, and the odd we bit of raw mince. Although that made a right old mess of my tank haha

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    And earth worms! Cleaned 1st obv :lol:
     
  3. ballons

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    so u just feed them once per day? i mean for a juvenile bichir..
     
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    Once a day should be fine. But if your feeding twice a day, just cut your portions down a bit so you don't end up either o we feeding, or making a mess of your tank with all the excess food.

    Try both ways and see what works out best :good:
     
  5. gasmask

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    Hi.
    It all depends on what type of Bichir we are talking about.
    Smaller upper jaw or bigger lower jaw?

    My biggest Bichir is a 70cm P. Bichir Bichir. She is fed every other day mainly with Hikari "massivore" pellets combined with small crab, shrimp and occasional fresh beef heart.
    My smallest Bichir is a 28cm P. Senegalus. He is fed every day on Hikari "massive" combined with cut up bits of shrimp.

    Avoid bloodworms if the bichir is bigger than 5". It isn't a great meal at that size. (at that size Hikari "carnivore" pellets are best)

    Stay away from live food, oily fish and wild caught critters.
    Pellets as a staple is best for Bichirs.
     
  6. ballons

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    hehe, thx for the info guys.. really appreciated it. Btw, im giving my endlicheri some slice of chicken meat. He was 5" already i think..
     
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    I also have a question, I have a palamas species and he seems to hang around the top of the tank near the filter and heater, when he/she is not doing that it is laying around, now are these creatures very active, does it depend on whether or not it is day or night.
     

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