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This is a discussion on My trio of Polypterus endlicheri within the Monster FISH!! forums, part of the Freshwater Species category; Just sharing a shot,not the best shot however it's rare tht all 3 are in view at one time so ...

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    DefaultMy trio of Polypterus endlicheri

    Just sharing a shot,not the best shot however it's rare tht all 3 are in view at one time so here they are, smallest is 14" ish, biggest is 18" i'd say by eyeballing it...


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    Seems like your other fish wanted his picture taken too

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    ya, that oscar is a funny fish lol anything for attention

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    those are some nice looking fish, what do you feed them?

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    Nice fish. Laughed when I saw the oscar. Was the same setup I had with oscars and bichirs for quite awhile.
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    How big are they now?

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    thanks for the complements,

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    I dont find they are growing overly fast , a few inches over the last few months but nothing major

    Now I have to get the clown knife and gars in up to a big enough size so that they dont become feeders for the bichir's, so if the big ones want to grow slowly GREAT! just makes it easier fort he little guys to catch up!

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    I'm feeding them mostly prawn and convict cichlids, but i also mix in the odd bit of liver or beef heart, talapia, smelt, silversides, shellfish, Mbuna who are beaten (and when i thin the heards), and of course various pelet foods intended for the oscar but the bichirs dont care they eat it as well lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -DC- View Post
    thanks for the complements,

    King-eL,

    I dont find they are growing overly fast , a few inches over the last few months but nothing major

    Now I have to get the clown knife and gars in up to a big enough size so that they dont become feeders for the bichir's, so if the big ones want to grow slowly GREAT! just makes it easier fort he little guys to catch up!

    spit.fire,

    I'm feeding them mostly prawn and convict cichlids, but i also mix in the odd bit of liver or beef heart, talapia, smelt, silversides, shellfish, Mbuna who are beaten (and when i thin the heards), and of course various pelet foods intended for the oscar but the bichirs dont care they eat it as well lol.


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    ive tried giving mine shrimp but they dont seem to go for it, ive been giving them bloodworms, neons and zebra danios (by accident) and guppies (no accident)

    my convicts are finally starting to lay eggs so thatll be my new feeder fish

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    Cooked or raw shrimp ? I find most fish prefer cooked, it has a lower nutritional value but it often helps to sway them to start eating frozen foods. then once they start what i do is thaw my raw shrim under hot water so it's half cooked, work thm to raw shrimp

    I've never had an issue with bichirs mine eat anything you through at them, i never once fed pellets until i got the oscar , first time i dropped them in my bichirs beat the oscar to them! and they were floating pelets!

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    ive been trying to give them cooked shrimp, they eat everything else tho, oh and they also eat pellets

 

 


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