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BI4836

NILE BICHIR (Polypterus Bichir Bichir)

Regular price $99.99

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Polypterus bichir, the Nile bichir, is a fish which lives in the Nile and some of its tributaries in Africa. It is a dark grayish color on the top, with a dark vertical marking and bands on the flank. This marking is more prominent on juveniles, and fades as the fish grows.

Adult Size: 24″+
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallon+
Compatibility: Predatory, but generally not aggressive towards tankmates too big to be considered a meal. Should not be kept with overly aggressive fish which may nip at their fins.