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Family: Polypteridae
Genus & Species:

Polypterus delhezi

Common Name:

Armoured Bichir, Barred bichir

Size: Up to 17 inches (44 cm)
Note: 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.
Habitat: Africa: Congo River.
Min Tank Size: 48 inches (55 gallon) longer is better than wide
Diet: Carnivorous, Prefers live but will take frozen and freeze-dried foods.
Behavior: Predatory to small fish. Peaceful to those that cannot be eaten.
Water: Temperature: 77°F to 89°F (25 to 28°C) pH range: 6.0 – 8.0; dH range: 5 – 19
Care: Medium.
Communities: Can be kept with other medium to large sized non aggressive fish.
Suitability: Good, if you are willing to meet their needs.

If you think some of the information in this statistic is incorrect or missing and can provide us with additional or more accurate information about this fish species please contact us at Badman’s Tropical Fish

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