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Gonna start proper bichir keeping lol. Just got a 13-14” endli, now mixing together with my ornate and delhezi. Is it normal to have cloudy eye during transportation? When I released it into the tank it’s eye had become cloudy 🙂

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Gonna start proper bichir keeping lol. Just got a 13-14” endli, now mixing together with my ornate and delhezi. Is it normal to have cloudy eye during transportation? When I released it into the tank it’s eye had become cloudy 🙂

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Probably was caused by the water it was in during shipping and transporting. It should clear up.
 

Polyaddict86

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Nice, thats how addiction starts. I noticed you dont have substrate, i highly siggest it cause you might see some redness on your bichirs bottom cause of the hard surface from the tank.
 

Caveden

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Nice, thats how addiction starts. I noticed you dont have substrate, i highly siggest it cause you might see some redness on your bichirs bottom cause of the hard surface from the tank.
How does having a smooth surface result in bichirs having red bottoms?
I would love to have substrate; but the overflow box in my tank is designed to have holes at the bottom which doesn’t allow me to add substrate, or substrate would be collected at the sump.

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Vancouver_98683

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How does having a smooth surface result in bichirs having red bottoms?
I would love to have substrate; but the overflow box in my tank is designed to have holes at the bottom which doesn’t allow me to add substrate, or substrate would be collected at the sump.

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Interesting. The fluted overflow holes are
Also up top correct ? The holes on the bottom is likely just there in case the water level is low and it will still turnover water. U can plug that sukkker up and SUBSTRATE! Lol…..
 

Caveden

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Interesting. The fluted overflow holes are
Also up top correct ? The holes on the bottom is likely just there in case the water level is low and it will still turnover water. U can plug that sukkker up and SUBSTRATE! Lol…..
Oh legit? I didn’t know it could be plugged up.

I find there are pros and cons to having substrate though. One thing is if I plug it up, I would have to clean up the poop myself, which I’m lazy to do lol. There’s a small wave maker at the bottom which allows waste to be suctioned into the overflow at the bottom. But if I had substrate, it would definitely brighten up the tank more and add more colours into the fish
 
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