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    Adding a second Endli Bichir?

    Hi, I have a 12 inch (+- 30 cm) endli bichir in a 180G tank. It has always lived alone with an oscar. My local petstore has an endli bichir for sale and it looks to be exactly the same size as my current one. Is it generally safe to add a second bichir to the tank or is there a high likely hood...
  2. R

    For Sale  Moving sale- Pick up only Hagerstown MD 21740

    **SOLD** 360 gallon (8’x38”x25”)Aquarium w stand and canopy- GLASS $2,000 Wolf fish- black, mala (many avail, several sizes) Tigrinus- 5-8” $175-$200 Jardini- Giant $200 **SOLD**Odoe pikes- 6”/14” Red pike- 8”/12” $75 Payara-5”/8”. $125 Bichirs- 4”-20”+ Several of each (laps, endlis, ansorgii...
  3. MetalRavioli

    New little guy!

    Hey everyone! I recently purchased my favorite species of fish, polypterus senegalus, or the Senegal Bichir! He will be the star of my 90-gallon tank I’m setting up, which will be a kingdom for him at first because he is very little! I’ve decided to name the little guy Arsenio, and I am already...
  4. Egemen

    Senegal Bichir and African Butterfly

    So some of you know I made a thread about CB Albino Senegal tankmates in my 40 Breeder. Some people suggested African Butterflies but by that time (about a month ago) my Bichirs were too small and I was afraid they would get eaten. Well they have grown now, a significant amount too. I was...
  5. neko1

    HELP small delhezi with red spots on stomach?

    What is this? I have had him for 2/3 years, water seems fine. I got sand so he isnt hurting him self on stones or anything. Is it parasites?? and what can i do? pls help, thanks in advance
  6. Egemen

    The poor quality growout thread begins !

    I just wanted to document my Albino Senegals growth and share it. Here are the first of many bad quality shots. This is Gojira, I will take the pic of my other guy/gal when he decides to cooperate.
  7. Egemen

    Weird behaviour on baby Senegals.

    So I am pretty new to keeping Bichirs so sorry if this is a stupid question. My baby Senegals have been acting weird lately. I keep seeing them swimming against the current of the filter and even breaching and jumping out of the water a couple of times. Now I have a lid so not worried about them...
  8. clm08k

    Swollen anal fin

    Hello, today I noticed my female polli has a darkened and swollen anal fin.I do have assassin snails in my tank and am wondering if this is an impaction. I have noticed her arch her tail up (kinda making a banana shape) multiple times this evening. Any advice would be much appreciated. I plan...
  9. Egemen

    Tank mates for Senegal Bichir

    Well hello there, If some of you remember I made a post about my 40 Gallon Breeder and the Senegals inside it. There have been some fish tank mate suggestions, and I wanted to collect all of them under 1 thread. Here you can reccomend me fish that can live alongside a Senegal Bichir, without...
  10. IgnatzMcJockel

    New Year, New Tank

    Hey MFK ! I am planing a new Tank ! The plan is a large Paludarium for my Polysand other fish. The floor of the Tank will be complete water with a wood / stone stack in the middle reaching the surface forming a small island. The Backwall and the island will be planted. Why a Paludarium? I like...
  11. The Masked Shadow

    Want to Buy  Medium-sized Bichirs

    Hello, I am looking for some medium size bichirs. polypterus mokelembembe (preferably large) Polypterus palmas (preferably large) Polypterus polli (preferably large) Polypterus Delhezi (maybe) If I did do shipping, I would rather have it from a store. Shoot me a pm and we can negotiate prices.
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    For Sale  Polypterus and Lungfish

    I have two of each of these that I have been growing out for my main tank, but decided to add only one of each, so I will sell the smaller ones. Polypterus Teugelsi (CB), 5.5" - $80. got this one at 1.5" in late June. growing like a weed. Lepidosiren paradoxa (WC), south american lungfish, 6"...
  13. neko1

    Help with setting up a tank.

    So i got 6 tanks right now and I need to move out my parents house..... Bassicly i need to rehome a lot of fish. But if its possible i would like to keep most. :) I have had most animals for more then 6 years or even longer. So what i have right now: -polypterus ornitapinus. (1x) -polypterus...
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    Bichir broken back?

    Hey guys, so I recently got an ornate bichir. He’s very active and has been swimming around just fine, but has a big curve in his spine. Do you think he has a broken back? I haven’t noticed this before yesterday
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    Good sources for live food

    I’ve been feeding crickets, earth worms, minnows, tilapia, shrimp cutlets, blood worms, brine shrimp and probably something I’m forgetting like 3 times a week other than that they eat hikari sinking carnivore pellets(they absolutely love these things). I was wondering about any other foods y’all...
  16. E

    New Life Spectrum (NLS) pellets for bichir

    I’m planning to switch to New Life Spectrum Thera A to feed several of my 5-6” upper jaw bichirs. Right now I’m feeding them Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets and the pellet size is just perfect for them. Since I’m planning to purchase online, and didn’t want to make the mistake of getting a...
  17. E

    Help ID these Bichirs ?

    Can someone help me ID these Bichirs ? Saw them at my LFS and not quite sure which type they are. Thanks in advance !
  18. IgnatzMcJockel

    Fin Biting Polypterus

    Hey guys, i need your advice. At the moment i keep in my main Tank 4 Polys. Name Gender Age Size Species A Male ~ 3 Years ~ 11" Polypterus Delhezi B Female ~ 3 Years ~ 11,5" Polypterus Delhezi Marty Male ~ 2,5 Years ~ 12" Polypterus Delhezi Würmchen Male ~ 1,5 Year ~ 12,5"...
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