Ornate Bichir, Captive-Bred
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
The Ornate Bichir does best in a large “oddball” aquarium, densely planted with numerous hiding places, and a sandy bottom. This species is semi-aggressive in the fact that they will swallow any fish or invertebrate that they can fit into their mouth. Be careful in choosing passive tank mates for the Bichir, as they are very passive towards other large fish. However, they are aggressive towards their own kind, and only one should be incorporated into an aquarium, unless the aquarium is very large. Prone to jumping, a tight, well-sealed aquarium lid is required.
Eggs are deposited on clumps of vegetation; however, breeding in the hobbyist’s aquarium setting is not common.
Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2″ Large: 2″ and Larger