Polypterus Senegalus Albino

Miscellaneous Fish | Polypterus Senegalus Albino

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Polypterus Senegalus Albino

Common Name: Polypterus Senegalus, Senegal Bichir, Dinosaur Eel, Dinosaur Bichir, Albino Dinosaur, Dragon Fish

Adult Size:  18 - 20 inches

Life Expectancy:  15 - 20 years

Habitat: Africa

Minimum Tank Size:  100 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 77 - 81°F
  • pH Range: 6.0 - 7.0
  • Water Hardness: 

Temperament: Semi-aggresive

Diet & Nutrition: Carnivore; should be fed a variety of meaty foods including different types of worms, shrimp, and krill, and most will also readily accept frozen preparations, pellets, and wafers. 

Breeding & Spawning: 

Gender: Males will have thicker anal fins and be a little smaller in overall size than the females.