The Care Sheet Thread!!!

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I thought this would be a fun thread to make.

Rules

- If you want to participate you must post a care sheet about the species of your choice. Information on your care sheet should or can include the food they eat in the wild and in captivity, the origin of this species, the Latin name, etc.

- People who post MUST NOT get information from the internet.

- The species you post about MUST be a fish you have valid experience with

- You can take your own pictures and picture from google, but please say that the picture is from google

- This thread is about aquatic or semi-aquatic animals. Others such as Axolotls, newts, Sirens, and more will be accepted

- In every post you must have a heading that says the kind of fish!!!

- You may add on to peoples sheets as long as it is constructive and helpful, not BS from the internet

- You may use the internet to an extent - scientific names, etc.

- Must be a specific fish. Livebearers, African Cichlids, Synodontis, Bettas, or anything that is used to describe the family of fish they are in is not accepted.


**THIS THREAD IS MADE FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FISH THEY WANT TO KEEP IN THE FUTURE, OR ARE KEEPING. PEOPLE CAN REFER BACK TO THIS THREAD FOR TRUSTWORTHY INFORMATION. DON’T BE THE ONE TO POST STUFF YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT**

I’ll go first:

Delhezi Bichir
Polypterus Delhezi

Average size: 11”
Min tank size: 55 gallons
Other names: Armored Bichir, Barred Bichir
Do they like to group? Yes. They enjoy being either solo, or in groups of 3 or more
Food in the wild: Insects, dead fish carcasses
Region of the tank: Bottom-dweller
Food in captivity: Sinking Cichlids Gold Pellets, Fish fillets, Bloodworms or Brine Shrimp
Tankmates: Other Bichirs, fast moving tetras, Gars, African Butterfly Fish, large Plecos
Region of the world: Congo river basin

Can they go with plants: Yes
Can they go in brackish or saltwater: No
How much do they grow: Mine grew around 1” a month, and started growing slower at around 8”, and get girth on them as well
light source: Any light is fine
Water speed: they prefer slow-moving water, but will adapt to anything
Hardiness scale 1 out of 10: 8.5/10
Agression: semi-agressive
Substrate: sand
Can they breathe air? Yes, but only if water isn’t oxygenated
Are they ok with algae? Mine is in a tank riddled with CITA Cyanobacteria, Black beard algae, and diatoms. They are fine with algae
Average lifespan: I can’t speak for myself, but usually around 10-15 years
Are there any specific illnesses they get? No
Compatible with decorations? Nothing that is small enough for them to get stuck on, or sharp because these guys value they’re slime coat

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Average size:
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Do they like to group?
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Can they go with plants:
Can they go in brackish or saltwater:
How much do they grow:
lighting source:
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Hardiness scale 1 out of 10:
Agression:
Substrate:
Can they breathe air?
Are they ok with algae?
Average lifespan:
Are there any specific illnesses they get?
Compatible with decorations?
 
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