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== Tank compatibility ==
|behaviour=:A predator; not anti-social but does not like being cramped.
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:A bottom dwelling species that is not particularly aggressive but will prey on smaller tank mates.
|identification=:May be confused with the Armoured Bichir, ''[[Polypterus delhezi]]'', but usually has more irregular markings. Overall grey with dark markings banding over the back and along the sides; has a flat head.
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:Do not keep on a staple diet of dry foods - include plenty of meaty foods such as fish and other meats (beef heart, chicken livers), as well as invertebrates.
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== Feeding regime ==
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== Environment specifics ==
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:Provide cover in the form of plants and rocks.
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== Behaviour ==
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:A predator; not anti-social but does not like being cramped.
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== Identification ==
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:May be confused with the Armoured Bichir, ''[[Polypterus delhezi]]'', but usually has more irregular markings. Overall grey with dark markings banding over the back and along the sides; has a flat head.
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Latest revision as of 03:02, 13 December 2017

Saddled Bichir

Polypterus endlicheri.jpg
Saddled Bichir

Polypterus endlicheri

908 Litres (240 US G.)

61-71.1cm (24-28 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Polypteridae



Additional names

Saddled Bichir, Endlicheri Bichir

Additional scientific names

Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri


Sexing[edit | edit source]

As with all Bichirs, the anal fin is large cup-like/hand-like in males. Females have a thin anal fin


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A bottom dwelling species that is not particularly aggressive but will prey on smaller tank mates.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Do not keep on a staple diet of dry foods - include plenty of meaty foods such as fish and other meats (beef heart, chicken livers), as well as invertebrates.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

A good feeding every two or three days.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Provide cover in the form of plants and rocks.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A predator; not anti-social but does not like being cramped.


Identification[edit | edit source]

May be confused with the Armoured Bichir, Polypterus delhezi, but usually has more irregular markings. Overall grey with dark markings banding over the back and along the sides; has a flat head.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]