Short Body Endlicheri Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri)

Original price was: $399.99.Current price is: $299.99.

The Endlicheri Bichir or Saddled Bichir is a widespread species of Polypterus which inhabits various slow-moving shallow water habitats throughout much of West and Central Africa. It is a large growing and very heavy bodied Bichir, reaching sizes of over 30″ in the wild, and requires an appropriately large aquarium to house long term. Polypterus endlicheri is one of several so-called “lower jaw” group of Polypterus, so named for their distinctive heavy lower jaw that protrude over the upper lip. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.


Short Body Endlicheri Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Predator, will accept frozen and sinking foods
Adult Size: 28″+
Recommended Tank Size: 200 gallon+
Compatibility: Predatory, but generally not aggressive towards tankmates too big to be considered a meal.

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

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.