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Old 05-31-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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Tankmates for a Senegal Bichir

What are some good tankmates (hopefully colorful) tankmates for senegal bichirs.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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Fish large enough to not be eaten and live in similar conditions.
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Albert's Synodontis -Synodontis alberti
Angelicus -Synodontis angelicus
Big-Eyed Synodontis- Synodontis pleurops
Brichard's Synodontis- Synodontis brichardi
Cuckoo Synodontis -Synodontis multipunctatus
Decorated Synodontis- Synodontis decorus
Featherfin Synodontis- Synodontis eupterus
Moustache Synodontis- Synodontis membranaceus
One-Spot Synodontis- Synodontis notatus
Payne's Synodontis- Mochokiella paynei
Striped Synodontis- Synodontis flavitaeniatus
Upside-Down Catfish -Synodontis nigriventris
Lace Catfish- Synodontis nigrita
Liver Catfish-Heteropneustes fossilis
Black Lancer-Bagrichthys hypselopterus
PLECOS
Bristlenose-Ancistrus dolichopterus
CHARACINS
Silver dollar-Metynnis argenteus
Distichodus notospilus-Distichodus notospilus
Congo tetra-Phenacogrammus interruptus
Black-Barred Myleus-Myleus schomburgki
Filament tetra-Bryconaethiop microstoma
LABYRINTH FISHES
Ctenopoma .acutirostre-Ctenopoma .acutirostre
Ctenopoma oxyrhynchus-Ctenopoma oxyrhynchus
Ctenopoma kingsleyae-Ctenopoma kingsleyae
CYPRINIDS
Bala Shark-Balantiocheilos melanopterus
Red-Finned Cigar Shark-Leptobarbus hoevenii
Tinfoil Barb-Barbodes schwanefeldii
Chinese Algae Eater-Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Clown Loach-Botia macracantha
MISC.
African mudfish-Phractolaemus ansorgei
Black Ghost Knifefish -Apteronotus albifrons
Elephantnose-Gnathonemus petersii
African butterfly-Pantondon bucholzi
African Knifefish-Xenomystus nigri
As always research into choices first and remember all fish have different
personalities-Anne
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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thats a tough question.. thats a pretty big nocturnal carnivore 10-13 inches.. Id be afraid the thing would attack big fish at night.. 8O
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Highly it would do that, since he is quite timid.
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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According to LiveAquaria they are very passive towards big fish.
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how big does its mouth get at full size.. I would get fish that were bigger than that..
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I have 2 senegals that are 6" long, they have never even glanced at another fish untill today. One of them took out a 1" Tiger Barb (just added today), he couldn't swallow it so he spit it back out but the Tiger Barb was already dead. He does not attempt anything on the two 4" Guarami's or two 2.5" Rosey Barbs that have shared the tank with him for about 4 months.
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To add to this....most mid-sized African cichlids...frontosa go well, too.
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