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Belodontichthys Dinema
December 17, 2008
2:21 am
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Nairbon357
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Hello!

I'm from Québec, Canada "the french part of Canada if you prefer" and it's my first time on a fish channel.

I own a healty piranha for almost two year now and 3 ciclid in a other 100 gallons!

So, that's for the presentation. Now the question!

My girl friend just bought me my christmas gift! A beautiful Belodontichthys Dinema! This fish is pretty amazing and I put it in my 100 gallons with my Jack Dempsey, Green Terror and Convict. It didn't took my Dempsey too much time to bully the Dinema and I had to switch my Jack to the piranha home. Don't worry, the piranha wont kill the Dempsey, actualy, it's the Dempsey who bites the piranha.

Returning to my question, I have read on Dinema, but it's the first time I own one. Any tips? I look on your site and find information, but nothing I didn't already knew. Did someone had one of this fish and help me keep mine healthy?

Sorry if my english is messy.

December 17, 2008
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Hi Nairbon, welcome to the forums! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I'm going to move this thread in to the Freshwater area rather than Marine. I'm sure someone will be along shortly to help you out.

December 17, 2008
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/wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" /> Oups! And thank you Dunc /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

December 17, 2008
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Hi Nairbon I've only seen this fish once in the shop I used to work in and yeah they seemed pretty shy at the small size they came in at. Given the eventual size I'd be very worried about those cichlids if I were you. /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" /> Do you have a larger tank to house the catfish in as it grows?

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December 17, 2008
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Although highly predatory, they are not aggressive and will suffer from the attentions of aggressive fish. Specialist feeders like this are better off housed with medium-to-large peaceful fish, not Cichlids. Think of it as an Asian, catfish-version of Hydrolycus or Rhaphiodon.

Your Jack Dempsey will need rehousing, whether or not the Cichlid is currently the aggressor, it only takes a single bite from a Piranha to do severe damage. They are completely at odds behaviourally.

December 18, 2008
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Thank you all for your answer!

You two pin point some good problems:!:
I might have a aquarium size problem for the Dinema, no, I will have a big size problem. But I was thinking about changing the aquarium by the end of 2009, maybe faster if the needs is there. Just hope the little buddy don't get to large, to fast... But you know what they say: they grow up so fast!
And for the cichlids,... My convict and my green terror don't fit in the Dinema's mouth for now and maybe they never will, I hope so. I plan to keep them (the cichids) with the catfish, but I'm gonna keep a close eye on that, count on me. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

coelacanth, the first think I want to tell you is: never underastimate a Dempsey!
But you're right...
My Jack Dempsey can be the hell for any fish, but even if my piranha is a real sissy, it can get pretty ugly when he open is mouth! Jack would probably end up in one of my friend petstore. That's not funny, but I aint got the space for all those people to get them a special tank each... I was even thinking about selling my piranha and is tank to buy a bigger aquarium.
Sometime we've got to make choice...
And like I told Matt, I'm gonna keep a close eye on what happen between the dinema and the cichlids.
The green terror defend the dinema againts the Dempsey (when the dinema arrive in the tank) and the convict don't even seem to realise the presence of the new fish, so it look good for now, they don't bully each other.

Thanks again!

PS: never underastimate a Dempsey /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

December 19, 2008
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Hello again!

Everything going just fine with the dinema, but I'm wondering, what is good live food!?
I always feed my piranha with goldfish (or guppy when he was younger), but I know piranha are build tough and my seem pretty happy with is food. A dinema in other case, look weak. I'm serving him the same goldfish has my piranha, but do you know what other live food I could try?

December 22, 2008
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Earthworms (or nightcrawlers as you call them) are very good and full of protein. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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