The Lapradei Bichir (Polypterus lapradei) is a freshwater fish species native to the African continent. These fish prefer a tank with plenty of hiding spots like rocks, caves, and plants. They have a long and slender body covered in bony scales, and their pectoral and dorsal fins have sharp spines.
- SOLD SIZE: 7”-8”
- Origin: Africa, specifically the Ughelli region of Nigeria
- Max size: 28 inches
- Recommended tank size: 125 gallons or larger
- Water temperature: 75-82°F
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Diet: Carnivorous; feed a variety of live and frozen foods such as worms, shrimp, and fish.
- Life span: 12-15 years