Albino Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus)

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The Senegal, or Common Bichir (also known as Dinosaur Eel) is the most widespread species of Polypterus in Africa, inhabiting shallow waters across a huge geographic area. This species is also the most common in the aquarium hobby and has been commercially bred in Asia for years. The albino variant is typically solid white white or gold with pink eyes and is a prized showpiece specimen in the aquarium.

 

Description

Albino Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Predator, will accept frozen and sinking foods
Adult Size: 12″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallon
Compatibility: Predatory, but generally not aggressive towards tankmates too big to be considered a meal. Should not be kept with overly aggressive fish which may nip at their fins.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0  – 7.6
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm