Lapradei Bichir (Polypterus lapradei)
Origin: Wild West Africa/Aquacultured Asia
Locale: Waters around Ughelli, Niger River Delta, Nigeria
Diet: Predator, will accept frozen and sinking foods
Adult Size: 28″
Recommended Tank Size: 120 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
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