What fish can live with Bichirs?

Bichir Tank Mates

  • Oscar fish.
  • Flowerhorn cichlids.
  • African knife.
  • Clown Loaches.
  • Jack Dempsey fish.
  • Silver Dollar fish.

What is the most aggressive bichir?

Bichirs show moderately high aggression towards small fish and other bichir fish of their own species. The ornate bichir is considered to be the most aggressive in this Polypteridae family.

Is Polypterus a living fossil?

Discovery. Polypterus was discovered, described, and named in 1802 by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. It is a genus of 10 green to yellow-brown species. Some regarded Polypterus as a living fossil, part of the missing link between fishes and amphibians, helping to show how fish fins had evolved to become paired limbs.

What is the biggest species of bichir?

saddled bichirs
Some members of the largest two species, the saddled bichirs (P. endlicherii) and Congo bichirs (P. congicus), grow to lengths of 75 cm (29.5 inches) and 97 cm (38.2 inches) and weights of 3.3 kg (7.3 pounds) and 4.4 kg (9.7 pounds), respectively.

Do bichirs grow fast?

I’ve heard hikari sinking carnivore pellets will make bichirs grow . 25 inches per week.

Is Polypterus a lung fish?

Polypterus today Polypterus development is very rapid, much more rapid than lungfish development. Close similarities between the ontogeny of Polypterus and the ontogeny of urodele amphibians “and that of other ‘primitive’ groups of actinopterygians” were confirmed (Figure 2; Bartsch et al.

How old is the Bichir species?

Bichirs are the living remnants of a very old lineage of fishes, which split off from other fish lineages some 400 million years ago. While they mostly live in lakes and rivers, they will sometimes crawl across dry land with their fins.

Can you keep Oscars with bichirs?

While nowhere near as large as Peacock Bass, Oscars are still large predators so be careful when keeping them with smaller Bichirs. However any of the medium to large species are excellent tank mates.

Are bichirs blind?

Registered. Bichirs are incredible creatures. They are naturally almost totally blind and deaf, and hunt mostly by smell.

Do bichirs breathe air?

The polypterids (bichirs and ropefish) are extant basal actinopterygian (ray-finned) fishes that breathe air and share similarities with extant lobe-finned sarcopterygians (lungfishes and tetrapods) in lung structure.