Lake Turkana Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus) - Rare

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The Lake Turkana Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus) is a fascinating species known for its unique physical features and behavior. It has an elongated body covered in armored scales and a pair of lobed pectoral fins. The coloration can vary, but it commonly includes shades of light brown and light green, providing excellent camouflage in its natural environment. Senegal Bichirs prefer a well-decorated aquarium with ample hiding spots like caves, plants, and driftwood. 

The Lake Turkana Senegal Bichir is rarely seen in the hobby due to limited exportation out of Kenya. These are known to get much larger than other Senegal Bichirs. They also display a unique fine green spotted pattern that is absent in other Senegal bichir species  

  • SOLD SIZE: 6"-8"
  • Origin: West Africa, Kenya
  • Max size in inches: 22"-24" inches
  • Recommended tank size in gallons: 55 gallons or larger
  • Water temperature: 75-82°F
  • Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial towards similar species
  • Diet: Carnivorous, feed a variety of live and frozen foods like worms, small fish, and shrimp
  • Lifespan: Up to 20 years