Albino Spotted African Lungfish (Protopterus dolloi)


The Albino Spotted African Lungfish (Protopterus dolloi) is native to Middle African river basins, including the Congo and Ogowe. It is an obligatory air breather. In the wild, these fish live in transient floodplains, and during the dry seasons, the lungfish expel mucus, which dries and forms a cocoon around the fish, which can remain in this state for years. Since this fish will likely consume smaller community fish, it is recommended to keep it alone in captivity. These fish live for more than 20 years in captivity.


Albino Spotted African Lungfish (Protopterus dolloi)

Origin: Wild Africa
Locale: Congo
Diet: Carnivore and scavenger. Will readily accept pellets, frozen, and other prepared foods.
Adult Size: 52″
Recommended Tank Size: 200 gallons
Compatibility: Typically not aggressive but has a powerful bite and they are likely to take “exploratory” bites of tankmates. Best kept singly or with fast-moving fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm