Cuvier Bichir fish are originally from the Nile River Basin and also Western Africa. They are very adaptable and can live in a wide range of aquariums with different water conditions. The Cuvier Bichir has distinct characteristics that make it look like a much more primitive fish. The Cuvier Bichir is normally found in slow moving waters and also swamp or regions along the banks, but they also do very well in captivity and aquariums. The Cuvier Bichir feeds on smaller fish and insect larvae. The Cuvier Bichir is a long body fish that is usually light brown to gray. The Cuvier Bichir also has scales that are covered with a very tough material that makes this species very hardy. Cuvier Bichirs are great additions to the aquarium.
Origin: Tank Raised
Size: Can grow up to 12 inches at full maturity
Aquarium: Freshwater Tank, plenty of plants and rocks to provide hiding places.
Minimum Tank Size: 90 Gallons
Compatibility: Can be kept with other semi-aggressive fish.