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Ornate Polypterus Polypterus ornatipinnis

Category: Bichirs & Reed Fish

Size: 10-12cm

Price: £41.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 6 in stock



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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 10-12cm

Polypterus ornatipinnis (Ornate Polypterus)

Bichirs are large, predatory fish distinguished by their armoured bodies, numerous dorsal fins, and lobed pectoral and pelvic fins. They have a very ancient look about them, and can make interesting and rewarding pets.

A big species, but very attractive when small so quite widely sold. Juveniles are dark grey with numerous small white spots. Adults have a similar colouration but somewhat faded.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Because of its large size, this fish is best kept alone or with other large but peaceful species such as plecs and large gouramis.

Bichirs are predators and will take a wide variety of live foods including mealworms, river shrimp, and bloodworms. They will also accept dead foods such as frozen prawns, mussels, and lancefish.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Congo
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 60 cm
Water Parameters Neutral water conditions preferred
Water PH 7.0