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Ornate Polypterus Polypterus ornatipinnis
Category: Bichirs & Reed Fish
Price: £41.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 6 in stock
New Captive Bred bichirs at a Lower Price!
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 60 cm|
|Water Parameters||Neutral water conditions preferred|