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Old 10-13-2015, 01:12 AM   #1
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Should I keep multiple bichirs?

I've had my Senegal Bichir (Whispy) for the better part of a year now and have really enjoyed having him. I watched a video where there where two huge bichirs roaming a tank together and it made me wonder if my Bichir would like a buddy to hang out with. Do they like the company of their own kind? Or do specimens get scrappy with each other?


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Old 10-13-2015, 01:49 AM   #2
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Ever heard of a poly pile? Lol look it up.

I would try to find one close to the same size though.


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My Endlicheri bichirs stick together in a group. My Ornate does his own thing. Someone just gave me a Senegal and he tends to stick with the Endlicheri bichirs.

If you pick up a second, just be sure it's not small enough for the other one to eat.
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Should I keep multiple bichirs?

So is it a good idea to buy him a buddy to swim around with? Or is he better off on his own?


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He would be fine either way. I've kept two Senegals in the past and they did swim together. Just be sure they are kind of close in size.
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