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Common bichir Polypterus senegalus
Category: Bichirs & Reed Fish
Price: £16.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 5 in stock
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 senegalus (Common 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.
A hardy species that gets along well with its own kind and other peaceful species too big to swallow whole. Basically a pale, pinkish grey without other obvious markings. Because this fish is active by day and easy to keep, it is recommended for beginners with no experience of bichirs.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A good community fish provided it is not kept with species so small they will be viewed as food. This fish gets along well with Ctenopoma, Synodontis, and large African tetras such as Congo tetras.
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:
|Distribution||Nile basin and West Africa|
|Size||Up to 50 cm|
|Water Parameters||Neutral water conditions preferred|