Useful tips

Are Bichirs aggressive?

Are Bichirs aggressive?

Behavior: Bottom-feeders; moderately aggressive, but relatively peaceful with larger tankmates; nocturnal predator; territorial and aggressive towards other Bichirs of the same species; may escape from aquarium, lid highly recommended.

How do you feed a baby Bichir?

Wardley shrimp pellets are very good for baby bichirs. They actually break up in the water so it’s very easy for them to eat. Keep in mind this can be messy so don’t over feed.

How often do I feed my Bichirs?

Feed your Dinosaur Bichirs in the dark once a day, but do not feed your fish more than they can consume in 2 or 3 minutes to avoid food waste negatively affecting water quality. Bichirs are not particularly messy eaters, but their high-protein diet can eventually lead to rising nitrite levels.

What do baby dinosaur Bichir eat?

Dinosaur bichir diet Bichirs need a large assortment of living, frozen, and freeze-dried food, such as bloodworms, shrimp, brine shrimp, earthworms, and other small fish.

What kind of food should I Feed my Bichir?

Bichirs need a good amount of protein in their diet on a daily basis. In addition to the dry food you give your fish, they should also be given Bloodworms, shrimp, ox heart, and nightcrawlers. All of these foods are packed with protein and will help with keeping them healthy.

What kind of fish can a bichir tank mate with?

Any fish will do as Polypterids tank mate, the main thing is that it shoudln’t fit into its mouth. Bichir never attack large healthy fish without a reason. Fishes of the same size as fish will do as its tank mates. These can be oscar, blood parrot, green terror and so on.

Is it possible to breed a Bichir in soft water?

It is very difficult to breed bichirs, as it takes a lot of special care. You will need to keep the fish you wish to breed in soft water with a low acidity level. Keeping your fish in cooler water can help with encouraging breeding, but there are no guarantees.

Are there any problems with a bichir tank?

Bichirs are quite slow-moving, so can have some problems with fast active tank mates stealing their food. As bottom dwelling fish, they might starve as other fish can steal their food before reaching the bottom of the tank. Remember though, they are predatory fish.