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7cm - 9cm

Care Level




PH Level

6 - 8

Size : 7.5cm - 9cm

Discover the exotic allure of the Polypterus Ansorgii fish for your aquarium! With their unique prehistoric appearance, these fish are sure to captivate any aquarist. Shop now!"

~The Polypterus Ansorgii, also known as the African Bichir, is a captivating and prehistoric-looking fish that adds a touch of uniqueness to any aquarium.
With their elongated body, armored scales, and impressive dorsal fin, these fish resemble ancient aquatic creatures.
~Whether you're a beginner or an experienced aquarist, the Polypterus Ansorgii is an intriguing choice due to its hardy nature and fascinating behavior.

Ideal Water Conditions:

✦Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 75°F and 82°F (24°C - 28°C) for the optimal health and activity of Polypterus Ansorgii.
✦pH Level: Keep the pH level slightly acidic to neutral, ideally between 6.5 and 7.5.
✦Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water (5-15 dGH) is preferred for these fish.
✦Provide a spacious aquarium with a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape as these fish are known to be excellent jumpers.
✦Ensure efficient filtration and perform regular water changes to maintain excellent water quality.

2. Tank Mates:

✦Avoid housing them with small fish that may be seen as potential prey.
✦Suitable tank mates include larger peaceful species such as cichlids, catfish, or other robust fish that can tolerate the African Bichir's predatory nature.
✦It's advisable to avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping fish that may harass or harm the Polypterus Ansorgii.

3. Feeding Habits:

✦Polypterus Ansorgii are carnivorous and primarily feed on meaty foods.
✦Offer them a diet of high-quality sinking pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small feeder fish.
✦Ensure a varied diet to provide essential nutrients and mimic their natural feeding habits.
✦Feed them once or twice a day, offering an amount they can consume within a few minutes.

4. Care Requirements:

✦Provide a spacious aquarium of at least 75 gallons or larger to accommodate the adult size of the Polypterus Ansorgii.
✦Decorate the tank with hiding spots using rocks, caves, or driftwood to mimic their natural habitat and provide shelter.
✦Avoid using sharp decorations or gravel that may harm their delicate undersides.
Maintain excellent water quality by performing ✦regular partial water changes (approximately 20% every 1-2 weeks) and monitoring the parameters.
✦Polypterus Ansorgii can breathe atmospheric air, so ensure the water level is not too high, allowing them access to the surface for gulping air.
✦Monitor their behavior and appearance for any signs of disease, stress, or injury, and promptly address any issues that arise.
✦Handle these fish with care, as their bony plates and sharp teeth can cause injury.

☆In conclusion, the Polypterus Ansorgii fish offers an exotic and prehistoric charm to any aquarium. With their unique appearance and intriguing behavior, they are a captivating addition for aquarists seeking something out of the ordinary. By providing the ideal water conditions, selecting compatible tank mates, offering a varied diet, and maintaining a clean and spacious environment, you can ensure the well-being and enchanting presence of your Poly

Polypterus Ansorgii ( SF-5760 )

SGD 21.60

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