Ornate Bichir (Polypterus ornatipinnis)

Also known as Ornate Bichir Eel Catfish, Reedfish, Ropefish, Sailfin

Description

Also known as Ornate Bichir Eel Catfish, Reedfish, Ropefish, Sailfin.

Found singly in calm waters of drainage ditches, lakes, rivers and swamps.
They feed nocturnally on fish, insect larvae and worms.
Length - 60cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Africa

Birchirs possess a pair of lungs and are air breathing can often be found walking along the bottoms using their Pectoral fins and tail.
Very popular in the aquarium trade. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8115

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