1. B

    Fish attacking bichir b- hole

    Ok laugh, but seriously. My barbs have been relentlessly biting my bichirs on the cloaca. Even after being fed to satiation, they keep doing it! Im worried this is going to lead to injury and infection. I noticed it for the first time last night. Has anyone ever dealt with this? Do I need to get...
  2. A

    Want to Buy  Teugelsi bichir in Arizona?????

    HEY guys I really have been looking for a a teugelsi Bichir in Arizona I know ocean floor used to have them but they ran out! If anyone has a teugelsi of any size I will buy it please let me know or text me!!! 4807381815
  3. A

    Feeding Ghost shrimp to baby bichirs

    So I bought about 10 feeder ghost shrimp to see if they would get eaten but they haven’t even been touched lol I think they’re too quick for the bichirs also One of the ghost shrimp is pregnant hahaha idk what to do! Are ghost shrimp bad for bichirs or does it affect baby bichirs in ANY way or...
  4. A

    RED SAND???

    Can someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me where to buy red sand for Bichir dinosaur fish I have been looking EVERYWHERE I live in Arizona btw!
  5. Blakewater

    For Sale  Polypterus + Others | North Bay Area (Petaluma), CA

    Going a different direction with my tank of bottom feeders, no shipping because right now it's insane. Pickup only or will meet-up within 25 miles for a fee. Not in any rush to sell these so lowballers are getting ignored. 1x 16-17" Black Volta Endli - $200 1x 13-14" Farmed Lap x Endli Hybrid...
  6. dnz03dw

    For Sale  wild Polypterus Senegalus Bichir

    Hi got couple Wild Senegalus bichir 8-10" $50 I would say these are rare to find since its easier to get the captive bred ones.. good addition to your upper wild collection! PM if interested shipping is available...
  7. Luxury Fish Keeping

    FS | 24" Lapredei Bichirs

    Up for sale are my two Lapredei Bichirs. Both are 24" in length, pretty thick and are around 3-3.5" in girth. Eating Massivore pellets, tilapia, and shrimp. $550 each or both for $1000. Picked up/meet in Orange County area only. Leave your number if you are interested.
  8. Iamfish

    125 stocking suggestions?

    I am very tempted to get a 125 gallon tank but can only think of 1 fish I would really want to put in it, Lima shovelnose. I really want to keep some bichirs and was wondering what species would work in the tank. Also any other catfish I could consider? Thanks in advance :) Also I have a brand...
  9. Luxury Fish Keeping

    WTB Weeksii Bichir SoCal

    WTB Weeksii Bichirs Can meet locally in SoCal PM me info! Thanks
  10. S

    Bichir and ropefish tank setup with decor and substrate

    Hi everyone! On my first post, I planned a 90gallon tank with bichirs, ropefish and a bush fish. Tank dimensions 125cm by 55cm by 55cm. I was thinking about 2 bichirs: 1 senagal and one delhezi, maybe 3 ropefish and one bush fish. I have already bought 20kg of black sand because I heard...
  11. H

    ID my bichirs please

  12. JordanJ

    PBB identification + a few photos

    Hello, I was a member of the forum under a different name in years gone by but I’ve forgotten that log in. I have been reading posts on Polypterus for about a year whilst I’ve grown my collection and now I want to contribute again :) My first question is in regards to a (hopefully) PBB that...
  13. Jughead Jones

    Store Bought Tilapia & Feeding...

    I have a few New World Cichlids, a bichir, a vampire pleco, and some African Cichlids (between two tanks). I read about someone using tilapia to feed their bichir so I decided to give it a try. My bichir loves it, my severum is too small to really get much out of even the smallest chunks but...
  14. MooseTheWizard

    Paratilapia polleni

    I have had some friends say I should do threads for some of my more interesting fish. I know this guy isn't exactly rare, but they're quite uncommon in my area and I see a lot of people asking for information about them. I picked this guy up several months ago now (don't remember when, I'll...
  15. T


    So my little Ornate has an ulcer like lesion on his one side that I would typically identify as colmunaris in trout and sturgeon. I have no plecos and the poor guy hasn't come out enough for me too notice till now. What do you guys think? Best form of treatment? I salted the tank and turned the...
  16. M

    Where can i find garnet sand?

    I have been scouring the internet for red or garnet sand for my bichirs and eels.I haven't been able to find it and I wanted to help bring out my bichirs colors by switching my substrate from white sand to either red,black or brown sand.What is also a good 'size or grit' of sand for bichirs?
  17. Z

    I need some info on the captivity for a future tank

    I am thinking of building my dad a tank between 300g-500g for his next birthday. I want to add 1 or 2 bichirs though debating on the species I hear they grow about a ft less in captivity though I am worried about how wide I could build the tank/length, as wide as I could build would have to be...
  18. Josh's Fish

    Primitive Fish Riparium Update - April

    Hi, thought I'd do an update since I haven't posted in a while. Is a long one, but have cool pictures to trick you in to thinking it's not boring haha The tank is 7ft long x 4ft wide x 2ft deep (1400 litres) with a 16 inch tall sliding glass door riparium section. The riparium plants are...
  19. M


    I have a new bichir fish and it eat sometime but it floats on the top of the circuits all day long and I think it broke can somebody help me
  20. Josh's Fish

    7x4x2ft (1400litres) Prehistoric Predator Tank

    The tank has a 16 inch tall open Riparium canopy with sliding glass doors, so emersed plants can grow and the fish can jump without hitting a lid. At the moment I keep: x2 Polypterus bichir lapradei x2 P. endlicheri x1 P. congicus x1 P. ansorgii x1 P. polli x1 P. senegalus x3 P...