1. 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...
  2. D

    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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. Luxury Fish Keeping

    WTB Weeksii Bichir SoCal

    WTB Weeksii Bichirs Can meet locally in SoCal PM me info! Thanks
  6. 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...
  7. H

    ID my bichirs please

  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. Chi-Chi

    My favorite weirdos (bichir tank video)

    Hey all! I'm about to switch this tank over to a sand substrate (finally), and then the whole gang's moving into a 120g later in the spring. So this is sort of the last hurrah for this particular setup, which has been running more or less interrupted for the last decade. The tank's a mess, but...
  18. The Dave

    My Polypterus Hunting For Nightcrawlers. High Quality Video.

    In this professionally produced, high definition video, we will see the species Polypterus delhezi in action feeding on nightcrawlers. This is one of the best polypterus videos on the internet. These are incredibly intelligent and beautiful fish. Highly recommended. Enjoy ...
  19. B

    Bichir no decoration/hiding spots

    I've seen people with a tank full of bichirs and no decoration whatsoever and they make a piledrive. I'm thinking of doing the same unless it's a bad idea?
  20. M

    two juvenile ornate bichirs for rehoming

    I have two, I know they are still small to know for sure but I do believe one is a male and one is a female because of their fin differences. They are both about 6.5" and very happy healthy fish but my daughter is disappointed in the tank because we have a 100 gallon long and she never gets to...