Mokelembembe Bichir (Polypterus mokelembembe)

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The Mokelembembe Bichir (Polypterus mokolembembe) is a captivating fish with distinct physical features and interesting behavior. It has a long, slender body covered in armored scales. The coloration of this species can range from dark brown to black, helping it blend into its natural habitat. Mokelembembe Bichirs prefer a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, rocks, and plants. 

  • SOLD SIZE: 7.5”-8.5”
  • Origin: Central Africa, Congo Basin
  • Max size in inches: 16 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 15 years