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Polypterus bichir lapradei Polypterus lapradei
Category: Bichirs & Reed Fish
Price: £59.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 6 in stock
Schooling Fish: No
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
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 lapradei (Lapradei Nile Bichir)
A big, robust bichir with a dark green-grey body marked with distinctive longitudinal bands. As is common with the more specialised fish-eating species, the lower jaw is slightly longer than the upper jaw.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
This large, snappy species is best kept alone or with armoured catfish. Not a good community species.
Feeding is unproblematic; in the wild they feed on fish as well as invertebrates of various types, in aquaria they readily take earthworms and river shrimps. Once settled in they take seafood and small frozen fish (lancefish, whitebait).
No reports of breeding in home aquaria.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Around 60 cm in aquaria, possibly larger in the wild|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|