Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus)

$74.99

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. Wild specimens like this one from Lake Chad are less common and more sought after in the hobby.

 

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Description

Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus)

Origin: Wild Africa
Locale: Chad
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