Albino Senegal Bichir

Albino Senegal Bichir - Polypterus senegalus

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Care: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Region: Africa
Max Size:
Tank Size: 90gal
Purchase Size: 3-4"  


The Albino Senegal Bichir, sometimes called the Dinosaur Eel, is an ancient and fascinating species of lobe finned fish that has existed largely unchanged for 200 million years. Despite its eel-like appearance, it's not a true eel. Interestingly, this species is capable of thriving in low-oxygen environments due to its ability to breath air with its modified swim bladder.          


Senegal Bichirs grow very large at up to 20", and require a large aquarium of 90 gallons or larger. They're generally very peaceful, though they may prey on small fish, so they're best kept with species too large to fit in their mouths. Bichirs are nocturnal, and require plenty of caves and ground cover to hide from bright lighting. A tight fitting lid is a necessity with this fish, as they are notorious escape artists.        


Senegal Bichirs are predators, and should be offered plenty of frozen meaty or live foods, though they can often be trained on sinking pellets.        

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