The Congicus Bichir (Polypterus congicus) is a fascinating fish known for its unique appearance and behavior. It has a long, eel-like body covered in armored scales. Its coloration can vary from light brown to dark grey. This species prefers a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, rocks, and driftwood. Tight fitted lids are recommended.
- SOLD SIZE: 10”-11”
- Origin: Central Africa, Congo Basin
- Max size in inches: 24+ inches
- Recommended tank size in gallons: 100 gallons or larger
- Water temperature: 75-82°F
- Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial towards similar species and can eat smaller fish.
- Diet: Carnivorous, feed a variety of live and frozen foods like worms, small fish, and shrimp
- Lifespan: Up to 15 years