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Family: Polypteridae
Genus & Species:

Polypterus retropinnis

Common Name:

Zaire Green Bichir, West African Bichir

Size: Up to 12.5 inches (32 cm)
Habitat: Africa: Congo and Ogooué 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: 72°F to 75°F (22 to 24°C) pH range: 7.0 – 7.5; dH range: 8 – 12
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.

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