Polli Bichir (Polypterus palmas polli)

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Polli Bichir

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Polli Marbled Bichir

Polypterus palmas polli

284 Litres (75 US G.)

30-32 cm (11.8-12.6")




7 - 7.5

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

Polli Marbled Bichir, Polli Shortfin Bichir

Additional scientific names

Polypterus polli, Polypterus palmas congicus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have broader anal fins usually rounder at the tips. While females have a sharper anal fin. Slender and normally pointed at the tip.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Marbled Bichirs are peaceful towards their tank mates as long as they're not small enough to fit into its mouth.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Bichirs are normally bottom dwellers. Usually hiding under or beside a driftwood or a rock. Some would stay afloat right next to floating plants or leaves.

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