HELP! senegal bichir emergency!!

senegalrb

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My 8 inch senegal bichir changed color from dark grey to pale white and stopped eating 2 days ago he is still very active. I dont know what to do. Is it due to stress? I did change him to a bigger tank also been replanting plants he keeps uprooting everyday. I hope anyone here could help thank you in advance!!
 

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My 8 inch senegal bichir changed color from dark grey to pale white and stopped eating 2 days ago he is still very active. I dont know what to do. Is it due to stress? I did change him to a bigger tank also been replanting plants he keeps uprooting everyday. I hope anyone here could help thank you in advance!!


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senegalrb

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What are the water parameters, and what were you feeding the Sen, also is there other fish in the aquarium.
I feed my senegal a mix of earthworm, squid, anchovies. I had him since he was 2 inches long about 3 months ago and i never checked my water. I use well water and do water changes every 2 days. I have him on a 40 gal now. I also have a 3 inch delhezi in a 20 gal they are alone in the tank
 

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I feed my senegal a mix of earthworm, squid, anchovies. I had him since he was 2 inches long about 3 months ago and i never checked my water. I use well water and do water changes every 2 days. I have him on a 40 gal now. I also have a 3 inch delhezi in a 20 gal they are alone in the tank


Take a sample of your water to lfs, and have them test it for you. How often do you feed the Sen, and is the mix fresh every time you offer it to the Polys.
 

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Get some water parameters quick if ur able.
 
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senegalrb

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Take a sample of your water to lfs, and have them test it for you. How often do you feed the Sen, and is the mix fresh every time you offer it to the Polys.
I feed my senegal 3-5 times aday small feedings and only fresh food. I live somewhere really rural so the lfs around here dont have water testing kits. I asked before.
 

senegalrb

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Did you change him to another tank recently? Or was it more than 2-3 days ago? Also what substrate does the new tank have?
I did 2 days ago because in the 20 gal he was in he escaped twice. The new tank has the same gravel i had in the old tank. And its heavily planted.
 
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