Lapradei Ugheli Bichir (Polypterus lapradei)

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The Lapradei Ugheli 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.

  • 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