Dinosaur Bichir surrounded by a 20 gal?
I would like to get a Dinosaur Bichir for my 20 gallon tank, it will be contained by with about a 5 inch pleco would this be ok??
You probably are talking about a senegal bichir
You'd inevitability at LEAST a 45 gallon tank, unless it's a long tank, then around 25-35 gallons would be okay.
They acquire very big.
As for your pleco.
Hes going to get VERY big too. You'd need 60 + gallons for only him
All in all, you're going to need a tremendously big tank if you plan on getting both.
Just google their names "Common pleco care" you'll find abundantly of info on them.
i just googled bichirs and this is the suggestion for them
Bichirs require a lot of floor space; the height of the tank doesn't concern. You should note that since these specimens can grow over 12" long, they should be kept in a 25+ gallon tank. There should be a puncture of air in the tank allowing the bichir to gulp nouns, the tank can't be full of water. Bichirs are escape artists. Without a secure lid on an aquarium, the fish will eventually escape, and shift quite a long distance before drying out and dying.
Bichir grow much too big for a 20gal tank (So do common plecos)
Plecos are likely to latch onto the slow moving bottom dwelling Bichir and suck it's slime coat, eventually slaughter it. Wont allways happen, but it can.