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Guinean bichir Polypterus ansorgii

Category: Bichirs & Reed Fish

Size: 7-8cm

Price: £39.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 3 in stock



1st time at Wildwoods captive bred !


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: 7-8cm

Polypterus ansorgii (Guinean bichir)

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.

This rare species has a dark, mottled dorsal surface and a lighter belly.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

This is a rarely seen species and little is known for certain. Best kept in a species tank or with large but peaceful fish. May be territorial and aggressive towards other bichirs.

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.

Breeding unknown.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution West Africa
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 30 cm
Water Parameters Neutral water conditions preferred
Water PH 7.0