Gold Dust Bichir (Polypterus palmas buettikoferi)

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Gold Dust Bichir

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Buettikoferi Marbled Bichir

Polypterus palmas buettikoferi

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.2

[[Minimum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::28 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Polypteridae



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Additional names

Buettikoferi Bichir, Gold Dust Bichir, Buettikofer's Bichir

Additional scientific names

Polypterus büttikoferi, Polypterus palmas buettikoferi


Origin

This fish is found in Africa in the Upper Casamance River in Senegal to the Saint Paul River in western Liberia.

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