My new bichir fish

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My new bichir fish

Unread postby rimple » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:50 pm

I have bought one bichir fish from local pet store but fish is not eating and hidden all the time.
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Re: My new bichir fish

Unread postby Naufil » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:04 pm

Bichirs like most large predatory fish need live food, and being bottom dwellers prefer food near the bottom of the tank.
Being nocturnal they are likely to prefer dim lighting, seeing that your tank has no live plants, reducing light should not be much of a problem.
It will keep hiding if light is too intense. Arrange live food.
On a side note, don't buy fish or any other pets on impulse. I personally setup tanks according to species requirement and buy the fish later.

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Re: My new bichir fish

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:38 pm

With time they will accept packaged food. Just dim light.
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Re: My new bichir fish

Unread postby rimple » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:54 pm

Thanks
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Re: My new bichir fish

Unread postby KarthikC » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:48 am

Naufil wrote:On a side note, don't buy fish or any other pets on impulse. I personally setup tanks according to species requirement and buy the fish later.


Couldn't agree more. Get the blue stones out and some fine, brown sand in. Would look better and help the bichir adjust to it's tank faster.

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Re: My new bichir fish

Unread postby rimple » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:09 pm

Very thanks Karthik, I am also thinking to change the gravel, Now I will change it.
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