LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Belodontichthys Dinema

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Belodontichthys Dinema

This topic contains 7 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years, 4 months ago.

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #299962

    Nairbon357
    Participant

    Hello!

    I’m from Qu├ębec, 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.

    #311864

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Hi Nairbon, welcome to the forums!

    #311865

    Nairbon357
    Participant

    /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />

    #311867

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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.

    #311868

    coelacanth
    Participant

    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.

    #311869

    Nairbon357
    Participant

    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. /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #311871

    Nairbon357
    Participant

    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?

    #311896

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Earthworms (or nightcrawlers as you call them) are very good and full of protein.

    Author
    Posts
Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.