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Old 12-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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I'm just wondering. I've got a senegal bichir who really seems to like people. He follows you around when you're around the tank and swims around your fingers when you put your hand in the tank, and he lets you pet him.
Just wondering if all bichirs are like this, because this is the friendliest fish I've ever had, I think.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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Seems to me that slithery type fish seem to have more personality than others, in my experience. I know that's not always true but it's funny.
Our big dojo loach has tons of personality, similar to your bichir. He also likes nibbling on our fingers.
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Originally Posted by KuroKyoto View Post
I'm just wondering. I've got a senegal bichir who really seems to like people. He follows you around when you're around the tank and swims around your fingers when you put your hand in the tank, and he lets you pet him.
Just wondering if all bichirs are like this, because this is the friendliest fish I've ever had, I think.
Just be careful with those because they will eat fish that are larger than their mouths. I had a Senegal Bichir and he ate all 8 of my Rosy Barbs in a week and they were as big as he was. I promptly gave him away.
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I would keep them fed, you'll have no problem if you feed them a decent meal once a month or so, prawn is the best food I found. I've kept a pair over 20" with a school of silver dollars for years with no problems. The silver dollars were brought up with the bichirs from 1", the bichirs were 16" when the dollars were that size.
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NOOOOO DON'T GET ONE!!!! he are my 8 inch BLACK GHOST KNIFE!! I almost flushed that jerk myself!!!


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