Senegal Bichir / Dinosaur Eel (Polypterus senegalus)

$11.99

The Senegal, or Common Bichir 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. In the aquarium, they have been popular for many years due to their eel-like body shape, predatory nature, and unique appearance. A hardy fish, the Senegal Bichir or Dinosaur Eel as they are sometimes known require a large tank due to their adult size but are otherwise undemanding.

 

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Description

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