|Genus & Species:
|| Polypterus senegalus senegalus
||Up to 20 inches (50.5 cm)
||Should not be considered a regular home aquarium
fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken
before purchasing. It is unfair to subject any animal to less
than ideal living conditions.
|| Africa: Nile basin and West Africa, including
Senegal, Gambia, Niger, Volta and Lake Chad basins .
|Min Tank Size:
||48 inches (55 gallon) longer is better than wide.
||Carnivorous, Prefers live but will take frozen and
||Predatory to small fish. Peaceful to those that
cannot be eaten.
||Temperature: 77°F to 89°F (25 to 28°C) pH range:
6.0 – 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19
||Can be kept with other medium to large sized non
||Good, if you are willing to meet their needs.