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  1. Default Senegal and Reed Fish Behavior


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    I just got a young reed fish and a 3" Senegal bichir in my 75 gallon. The bichir spends most of his time sitting on the mat of leaves at the surface. (The leaves are from my plastic bamboo plant). I have heard the bichirs are bottom fish, but he stays at the top and comes down only to eat or forage. The reed fish chills at the bottom, but randomly shoots to the surface and zooms about till he goes back to his log cave. Both fish eat well, and I'm curious if this is natural behavior or stress. These fish are fun to keep and I would like to know a little more about their behavior.
    The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

    One 75 gallon: Senegal Bichir, a Reed Fish, 1 Fire Eel and a Rio Negro Pleco

    80 gallon: 2 female Hornet Cichlids and a Unknown Cichlid

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    Iv kept both, Great fish .

    Pretty normal yes... They like cover and a place to chilll... Which means since you have cover at the top Its pretty normal for him to stay there since he feels safe.

    Both fish have a organ wich lets them breathe from the surface so its pretty normal for them to go to the surface and gulp air.
    20gal- Honey gourami's, Endlers, otto's and minnows.
    22gal- 2 Honey gourami's, Bichir senegalus, apisto hongsloi
    33gal- (future home to Bichir senegalus)

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    As Alex said the reed fish is just coming up for air, I done a bit of research on them as I am looking to get one when I get a large tank, I was advised to have a tight fitting lid as they like to explore at night. Wouldnt want you to come in and find your Reedfish on the floor one morning
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Thanks guys :D. I heard about the reed fishes escape prowess so I made sure the lid is tight. Wonderful fish overall.
    The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

    One 75 gallon: Senegal Bichir, a Reed Fish, 1 Fire Eel and a Rio Negro Pleco

    80 gallon: 2 female Hornet Cichlids and a Unknown Cichlid

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