South American Lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa)


A unique and truly ancient fish, the South American Lungfish is found throughout much of the Amazon basin where it inhabits slow moving, often murky waters. With limited eyesight, they use their sense of smell and sensory appendages to find food. In the aquarium, they are peaceful but should be kept with similarly sized tankmates.


South American Lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa)

Origin: Wild Peru
Diet: Scavenger and insectivore, will eat a variety of frozen and prepared sinking foods
Adult Size: 24″
Recommended Tank Size: 240 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, and of all the lungfish least likely to prey on tankmates.

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

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