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Senegal Bichir

Senegal Bichir

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The Senegal Bichir, also known as the Grey Bichir or Polypterus Senegalus, is a fascinating and unique freshwater fish that is native to West Africa. This fish is highly sought after for its prehistoric appearance and interesting behavior.

Scientific Name: Polypterus senegalus

Water Parameters: The Senegal Bichir prefers a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5, with a temperature range of 75°F to 82°F. They prefer soft to moderately hard water with a dH range of 2 to 10.

Location: This species of bichir is found in the rivers and swamps of West Africa, including the Senegal, Niger, and Gambia rivers.

Interesting Facts: The Senegal Bichir is a unique and ancient fish that has remained relatively unchanged for over 300 million years. They have a primitive appearance with elongated bodies, armored scales, and a long dorsal fin that runs the length of their body. They are also known to be skilled hunters, using their sharp teeth and keen sense of smell to track and catch their prey. They can breathe air using a modified swim bladder, which allows them to survive in low-oxygen environments.

With their prehistoric appearance and interesting behavior, the Senegal Bichir is sure to be a popular addition to any freshwater aquarium. Whether you are a seasoned aquarist or just starting out, this fish is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a unique and fascinating fish to their tank. Plus, their hardy nature and ability to breathe air make them an easy fish to care for, making them a great choice for beginners as well.

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