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: 6"-7"
- 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